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US Open: Pablo Carreno Busta beats Denis Shapovalov to reach quarter-finals
September 21 2017, 09:17 | Van Peters
Denis Shapovalov vs Pablo Carreno Busta: US Open 4th round preview and prediction
Carreno Busta has taken full advantage, winning all 12 sets, and his attitude about the bracket is that the makeup is "anecdotic". The 6-foot-8 Anderson finally lost serve but managed to overcome a break down in the fourth to close out the Italian debutante. He will meet the victor between Lucas Pouille and Diego Schwartzman in the last eight.
Carreno Busta bolted a forehand pass down the line that splashed on the back line breaking back.
Shapovalov, 18, was attempting to become the youngest player to reach the quarter-finals at the US Open since Andre Agassi in 1988. This is the first time that the Spaniard has reached the final eighth at the US Open.
Sevastova will play unseeded American Sloane Stephens next. Unfortunately for the Candian, the second set also went the same way as the first in yet another tiebreak with the Spaniard raising his game at exactly the right time. Her best result in any Grand Slam is the semifinals of the 2013 Australian Open. The world No. 19 will become the first player ever to face four qualifiers in a single major-and he is doing so in his first four matches.
Goerges was overmatched in the third set. She won the title in 2006.
"He's on fire. He's playing with a lot of confidence and he's very young, so in the future, he will be one of the best", he said. He also went to the quarterfinals at the French Open in June.
The 18-year-old Canadian has been hailed as the future of tennis and compared to a young John McEnroe - including by the man himself - in his run at Flushing Meadows.
But he fell to the highest-seeded player left in his half of the men's draw.
Carreno Busta had never been past the third round here until this year and is suddenly the favorite in his half of the draw, by seed, to the reach the final.
Carreno Busta broke to lead 3-1 in the second set, saved a break point in the fifth game and served for the set in the ninth, only to be broken by Shapovalov, the teen screaming and pumping his first after an overhead smash victor to led to another tie-breaker.
Shapovalov is trying to become the youngest USA men's quarterfinalist since Andre Agassi in 1988. "I played very aggressive", Carreno Busta told reporters.
To Carreno Busta's credit, he was not fazed by the fuss.
Shapovalov is the one making headlines at this U.S. Open, but it is Carreno Busta who will set a record on Sunday afternoon.
Below is an overview of how Sunday afternoon unfolded.
"All the matches, [the crowd is] helping me a lot", the 25-year-old Schwartzman said.
Injury-induced absences of Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikorit opened up the draw with Carreno Busta being a chief beneficiary.
Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, the third seed from Spain and leader in a fight for world number one, was to face Czech 13th seed Petra Kvitova later.
Carreno Busta broke in the fourth game of the second set but Shapovalov came roaring back as the Spaniard served at 5-3.
Later men's last-16 matches pitted South African 28th seed Kevin Anderson against Italy's Paolo Lorenzi and Germany's 23rd-seeded Mischa Zverev against USA 17th seed Sam Querrey, whose July Wimbledon semi-final run is the deepest by anyone on his side of the draw.
The power players Sunday were on the women's side.