US Open Day Seven LIVE! Rafael Nadal, Kevin Anderson and Serena Williams in action

Former champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams both in fourth round action during day session at Flushing Meadows.

US OPEN – DAY SEVEN

SELECTED MATCHES – DAY SESSION
Rafael Nadal (1) v Nikoloz Basilashvili 
Kaia Kanepi v Serena Williams (17) 
Dominic Thiem (9) v Kevin Anderson (5)
John Isner (11) v Milos Raonic (25)

21:57

HEAD-TO-HEAD

This is the second meeting between Nadal and Basilashvili. Not sure how much we can read into their previous encounter. 

Basilashvili won just the one game when they met at the French Open last year. Let’s hope it’s a much tighter affair today. 21:52

THIEM ON SONG

Just before we turn our full attention towards Rafael Nadal’s fourth round encounter against Nikoloz Basilashvili I can tell you that Dominic Thiem has secured the first set 7-5 against Kevin Anderson. 

The Austrian made the all-important breakthrough at 5-5 before closing out the first set on serve. 

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21:42

GOING WITH SERVE

10 games played over on Louis Armstrong Stadium and serve continues to dominate. Thiem was just taken to deuce but came through for the hold without the need of facing a break point. 5-5 as we near a first set tiebreak. 21:25

LIVE ACTION 

It is going with serve in the early stages between Dominic Thiem and Kevin Anderson. Neither player has seen a break point come their way so far. 3-3 midway through the first set. 21:23

LIVE ACTION

How about the action going on right now on Louis Armstrong Stadium I here you ask…

… Well, it is going with serve and neither Kevin Anderson or Dominic Thiem have seen a break point opportunity come their way. 3-3 in the early stages of the first set. 21:20

ZVEREV GOES OUT 

Alexander Zverev saw his hopes of a maiden Grand Slam title ended in surprising fashion as he suffered a four set defeat against Philipp Kohlschreiber, who will now face Kei Nishikori in the last-16. 

Despite his standing towards the upper echelons of the game the German, who added Ivan Lendl to his coaching team before the event, is yet to make that next step on the major stage.   

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21:05

KYRGIOS: FEDERER THE ‘ULTIMATE ROLE MODEL’

During his post-match press conference following his defeat against Roger Federer, Kyrgios, who is yet to progress past the third round of a Grand Slam since reaching the Australian Open quarter-final in 2015, said he should follow the example set by his Swiss opponent. 

“I think we’re two very different characters,” Kyrgios said. “I think, you know, just the way he goes about things. I could take a leaf out of his book.

“The way he behaves on court, you know, his demeanour, I could definitely take away. I don’t want to change myself too much, but I could definitely take away things he does in certain situations. He’s the ultimate role model to anyone who wants to play.”

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21:00

MORE SEEDS FALL IN THE WOMEN’S SINGLES 

There were defeats for former champion Angelique Kerber and two-time Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitova on Saturday, meaning defending champion Sloane Stephens is the sole remaining top-six seed in the women’s draw. 

You can find a round up of yesterday’s afternoon session which saw Kerber became the latest high-profile exit in New York HERE

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20:55

SATURDAY RECAP

An intriguing day on Saturday saw a highly-anticipated third round meeting between Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios.

Federer, targeting a first US Open title in a decade, eased past the challenge of the Australian in straight sets after withstanding an impressive start on serve from Kyrgios.

After running away with the second set in ruthless fashion against an increasingly frustrated opponent, Federer demonstrated his array of shot making, producing a remarkable forehand winner around the post on the run.

You can read how Federer reached the last-16 for the 17th successive time in New York HERE

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20:48

FIRST FOCUS

As has been the case throughout the opening week, the Arthur Ashe Stadium schedule does not begin until 5pm our time so in the opening hour we will provide updates from the opening men’s fourth round encounter between ninth seed Dominic Thiem and last year’s finalist Kevin Anderson, which is just about to get underway on the Louis Armstrong Stadium.

The big-serving South African, who also reached the Wimbledon showpiece in July, leads their head-to-head 6-1 but did lose their most recent meeting in Madrid earlier this year.

You can see the schedule for today’s singles action HERE. 20:45

WELCOME ALONG

Hello. Middle Sunday marks the start of fourth round action at this year’s US Open at Flushing Meadows.

No fewer than four former US Open champions on the day’s schedule – two during the day session and two overnight.

Our focus this afternoon and into the early evening will be on defending champion Rafael Nadal against Georgia’s unseeded Nikoloz Basilashvili followed by six-time champion Serena Williams against Kaia Kanepi, who has already defeated world No 1 Simona Halep.

We’ll have it covered here so hopefully you will join us along the way. 20:24

US OPEN – DAY SEVEN

SELECTED MATCHES – DAY SESSION
Rafael Nadal (1) v Nikoloz Basilashvili 
Kaia Kanepi v Serena Williams (17) 
Dominic Thiem (9) v Kevin Anderson (5)
John Isner (11) v Milos Raonic (25)

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