St Petersburg Open: Cameron Norrie beats Taylor Fritz to reach last 16


Cameron Norrie is 75th in the men’s world rankings

Britain’s Cameron Norrie is through to the second round of the St Petersburg Open in Russia after beating Taylor Fritz.

The 25-year-old overcame the American, who is ranked 47 places above him in the world at 28th, 6-4 4-6 6-3.

Norrie will play either Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan or Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic in the last 16.

Stefanos Tsitsipas withdrew from the tournament because of a “minor” leg injury picked up at the French Open.

“Following my doctor’s feedback, I decided to withdraw from St Petersburg, take a week off and prepare for Vienna,” said Tsitsipas on social media.external-link

The world number five got to the semi-finals at Roland Garros before losing to Novak Djokovic.





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US Open 2020 tennis results LIVE: Day Five latest scores from Djokovic, Zverev; Evans, Norrie OUT



US Open 2020 – LIVE!

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic puts his undefeated record in 2020 on the line in a third-round match on Day Five against No. 28 Jan-Lennard Struff.

In other men’s play today, No. 4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas faces No. 27 Borna Coric, No. 5 Alexander Zverev battles No. 32 Adrian Mannarino, and Brit Cameron Norrie takes on Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

On the women’s side, 2018 champion Naomi Osaka plays Marta Kostyuk, while 63rd-ranked Jessica Pegula’s debut in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament comes against two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.


Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.

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ES COVERAGE


That’s it for our coverage of Day 5 at the US Open!

It’s been a disappointing 24 hours for British tennis after Murray, Konta, Evans and Norrie were all sent packing.

But we’ve seen some fine matches in New York and there will no doubt be more to come, with Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Petra Kvitova in action overnight.

Join us again first thing in the morning for all the results and news from Flushing Meadows. Until then, it’s goodnight from us.


SET!

Alex Zverev has had to be very patient in waiting for his chance to draw level after a run of 22 consecutive holds but he’s finally broken.

The German missed his chance on the first set point but wins the second set 6-4 to make it 1-1 in sets.
 

Photo: AP


Shapovalov speaks on court…

“First of all, huge shout-out to Taylor and his team today. We both deserved to win today, it was great tennis. I just think I got a little bit of lucky and stayed in the fourth set. I just tried to make him play as much as possible.”

GAME, SET, MATCH


Shapovalov has DONE IT!

Back from the brink, he beats Fritz 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2!

What an epic match and a fine comeback from the Canadian youngster, who showed tremendous character to fight back from being two points from being knocked out.

Now he’s the one through to round four and will be up against David Goffin, the no.7 seed.
 

Photo: AP

BREAKING NEWS


US Open organisers statement

After hours of mystery surrounding why Zverev vs Mannarino was delayed, the US Open organisers have released a statement.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t do much to confirm why the match didn’t go ahead on time.

“The Zverev-Mannarino match was delayed while a collaborative dialogue with health officials was conducted today. Communication with the players was ongoing during the afternoon to keep them updated at all times. Given the sensitivity of the medical issues involved, the USTA is not able to provide further details.”


SET!

Well, this is a huge shock. It was believed Adrian Mannarino would be barred from competing against Alexander Zverev.

Now, the Frenchman has won the first set after clinching the tiebreak. Perhaps the 32-year-old has gained an extra bit of motivation as a result?
 

Photo: Reuters


TIEBREAK!

Nothing to separate Mannarino and Zverev in the first set and it’s gone to a tiebreak.

It could be that the night session will be pushed back on Louis Armstrong if this match doesn’t end before 7pm local time (12am BST).


SET!

There it is!

Tremendous effort from Denis Shapovalov and he’s forced the decider, edging the tiebreak 7-5 against Fritz. Nine aces, 20 winners and only seven unforced errors. 

This one goes on!
 

Photo: Reuters


TIEBREAK!

Well, it seems fitting that Shapovalov vs Fritz is heading to a tiebreak. What a match it’s been.

And a fine comeback too from the Canadian, who was 5-3 down and needed to break to stay in the match. Now, can he take it to a final set?

BREAK OF SERVE


BREAK!

Denis Shapovalov is not going down without a fight and manages to break back Fritz when he was serving for the match.

Incredible resolve from the Canadian. But there’s still work to be done as he trails 4-5 in this fourth set.


Zverev vs Mannarino

A steady start to this match on Louis Armstrong with four consecutive holds at 2-2. 

Mannarino has never reached the fourth round at Flushing Meadows before and he’s got a tough test against no.5 seed Zverev today.

GAME, SET, MATCH


It’s quite rare at this stage of the tournament, but unseeded Jordan Thompson has emerged victorious in straight sets against fellow unranked player Mikhail Kukushkin.

The Australian made light work of the Kazakh, triumphing 7-5, 6-4, 6-1, and goes through to the fourth round to face Stefanos Tsitisipas or Borna Coric.


Zverev vs Mannarino

Nearly three hours after their match was scheduled to begin, Alexander Zverev (5) and Adrian Mannarino have walked out onto court at the Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Some believed this match would be cancelled altogether after it was reported Mannarino had tested positive for Covid-19. But it is going ahead as planned, albeit after a long delay.
 

Photo: Reuters

GAME, SET, MATCH


Carreno Busta through

A comfortable victory for Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta (20) and he’s through to round four after a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win over Richard Berankis.

His reward? A potential clash against world number one Novak Djokovic, who takes on Jan-Lennard Struff later tonight.


SET!

In a thoroughly entertaining, high-quality set of tennis, Taylor Fritz has won the third set 6-4 and leads 2-1 against Denis Shapovalov.

Still a long way to go in this one, you feel. It’s so close and tense!
 

Photo: Reuters

GAME, SET, MATCH


Kontaveit cruises into R4

It wa all too easy for Anett Kontaveit in the end as the 14th seed brushed aside Magda Linette (24) with a 6-3, 6-2 scoreline.

The 24-year-old heads into the fourth round in fine form and sets up a tasty encounter against no.8 seed Petra Martic.


It’s getting tense on Ashe…

The umpire delivers a code violation to Denis Shapovalov, who cannot contain his frustration after losing four games in a row to Taylor Fritz and smashes his racket to smithereens.

The American is serving for a 2-1 lead in sets now and looks to have the psychological edge, as well as the on-court advantage.


Naomi Osaka sent a powerful message today after wearing a mask with Ahmaud Abery’s name printed on the front after he was shot dead in Brunswick, Georgia. 

Here’s why she did it:

“I would like everyone to know it was completely unavoidable. This did not have to happen, none of these deaths had to happen… I just want everyone to know the names more.” 
 

Photo: Getty


SET!

Not really a surprise to see 14th seed Anett Kontaveit has taken the first set 6-3 against Magda Linette.

Is the Estonian an outside chance for the title this year? She’s brushing aside her fellow seed on Court 5!


Zverev vs Mannarino is ON

Alex Zverev’s third-round match against Adrian Mannarino will go ahead following a lengthy delay after reports suggested the Frenchman was self-isolating amid Covid-19 fears.

With that news, the German decided to put his feet up (literally).
 

Photo: AP

Arthur Ashe Stadium

17:00: (4) Naomi Osaka (Jpn) 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 Marta Kostyuk (Ukr), (12) Denis Shapovalov (Can) v (19) Taylor Harry Fritz (USA), (1) Novak Djokovic (Ser) v (28) Jan-Lennard Struff (Ger), Jessica Pegula (USA) v (6) Petra Kvitova (Cze)

Louis Armstrong Stadium

16:00: Varvara Gracheva (Rus) 3-6 3-6 (8) Petra Martic (Cro), (17) Angelique Kerber (Ger) 6-3, 6-4 Ann Li (USA), (32) Adrian Mannarino (Fra) v (5) Alexander Zverev (Ger), (4) Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre) v (27) Borna Coric (Cro), Shelby Rogers (USA) v Madison Brengle (USA)

Court 5

16:00: Cameron Norrie (Gbr) 6-7, 6-4, 2-6, 1-6 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Spa), Corentin Moutet (Fra) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 (23) Daniel Evans (Gbr), (24) Magda Linette (Pol) v (14) Anett Kontaveit (Est), (3) Nicole Melichar (USA) & Yi Fan Xu (Chn) v Cori Gauff (USA) & Catherine McNally (USA)

Court 7

16:00: (8) Anna-Lena Friedsam (Ger) & Katerina Siniakova (Cze) v Anna Blinkova (Rus) & Polina Kudermetova (Rus), Catherine McNally (USA) v (21) Ekaterina Alexandrova (Rus), Marcus Daniell (Nzl) & Philipp Oswald (Aut) v Christopher Eubanks (USA) & MacKenzie McDonald (USA), John Peers (Aus) & Michael Venus (Nzl) v Sander Gille (Bel) & Joran Vliegen (Bel)

Court 8

17:00: Sachia Vickery (USA) 7-6, 3-6, 4-6 Iga Swiatek (Pol)

Court 11

16:00: Christian Harrison (USA) & Ryan Harrison (USA) v (3) Rajeev Ram (USA) & Joe Salisbury (Gbr), (26) Filip Krajinovic (Ser) 6-1, 7-6, 6-4 (7) David Goffin (Bel), Jordan Thompson (Aus) v Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz)

Court 12

16:00: Lucie Hradecka (Cze) & Andreja Klepac (Slo) v Asia Muhammad (USA) & Taylor Townsend (USA), (8) Wesley Koolhof (Ned) & Nikola Metkic (Cro) v Simone Bolelli (Ita) & Maximo Gonzalez (Arg), (7) Victoria Azarenka (Blr) & Sofia Kenin (USA) v Laura Siegemund (Ger) & Vera Zvonareva (Rus)

Court 14

17:00: (16) Elise Mertens (Bel) 6-3, 7-6 Sara Sorribes Tormo (Spa)

Court 17

16:00: Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Blr) 6-3, 2-6, 1-6 (23) Yulia Putintseva (Kaz), Caroline Garcia (Fra) v (28) Jennifer Brady (USA), Pablo Carreno-Busta (Spa) v Ricardas Berankis (Lit)



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