Friday, January 28, 2022

Naomi Osaka, Stefanos Tsitsipas ousted in third round of US Open

Defending champion Naomi Osaka of Japan and Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas were both ousted from the US Open in epic stunners at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka was shocked by Canadian left-hander Leylah Fernandez 5-7, 7-6, 6-4. Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka, after a stunning US Open upset loss, said, she will take an indefinite break from playing tennis.

Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz upset French Open runner-up Tsitsipas 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, 0-6, 7-6.

Novak Djokovic has defeated Kei Nishikori 16 consecutive times. World number one Djokovic will face the 31-year-old Japanese star, whom he leads 17-2 in their all-time rivalry, on Saturday at the US Open to decide a berth in the last 16.

The wild card entrants in the women’s doubles Sania Mirza and American Coco Vandeweghe were knocked out of the tournaments after they lost to Nadia Kichenok of Ukraine and Raluca Olaru of Romania 6-4, 4-6, 3-6 in the first-round clash.


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