#sports US Open will see a first-time men's Slam winner after Rafa Nadal exit

#sports US Open will see a first-time men’s Slam winner after Rafa Nadal exit

#sports activities US Open will see a first-time men’s Slam winner after Rafa Nadal exit

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US Open will see a first-time men’s Slam winner with all eight gamers left having by no means gained a main earlier than… after Rafa Nadal, Daniil Medvedev and Marin Cilic crashed out within the fourth spherical in New York

The US Open will present us with a first-time men’s Grand Slam champion after Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic and Daniil Medvedev all crashed out on the fourth spherical stage.

All eight gamers remaining within the New York draw have by no means gained a main title, which means there’s all the things to play for in a extensive open draw.

22-time Slam champion Nadal, 36, misplaced to Frances Tiafoe on Monday evening within the Spaniard’s first loss in a prime occasion throughout this calendar yr.

Frances Tiafoe celebrates his win over Rafael Nadal to reach the US Open quarter-finals

Frances Tiafoe celebrates his win over Rafael Nadal to achieve the US Open quarter-finals

Nadal waves goodbye after his defeat and said he didn't know when he would play again

Nadal waves goodbye after his defeat and mentioned he did not know when he would play once more

Nick Kyrgios got the better of reigning champion Daniil Medvedev in their fourth round match

Nick Kyrgios received the higher of reigning champion Daniil Medvedev of their fourth spherical match

Russian Medvedev, 26, who gained final yr’s US Open, went out to Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios in his fourth spherical encounter.

Cilic, in the meantime, who gained in New York again in 2014 – his solely Slam win – was crushed by Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in a five-set epic.

Quarter-final draw 

Nick Kyrgios vs Karen Khachanov

Matteo Berrettini vs Casper Ruud

Jannik Sinner vs Carlos Alcaraz

Andrey Rublev vs Frances Tiafoe 

Also via to the quarter-finals are Karen Khachanov, Matteo Berrettini, Casper Ruud, Jannik Sinner and Andrey Rublev, who’re all making an attempt to win their first Slam title.

Berrettini reached final yr’s Wimbledon closing, shedding to Novak Djokovic, whereas Ruud was crushed by Nadal within the French Open closing earlier this yr.

Khachanov, Sinner and Rublev have by no means progressed past the quarter-finals at one of many large 4 occasions, so have now matched their greatest runs.

Exciting Spanish expertise Alcaraz, 19, has additionally by no means received previous the final eight in a Slam. 

The quarter-final matches will see Kyrgios play Khachanov, Berrettini face Ruud, Sinner play Alcaraz and Rublev tackle Tiafoe.

They are set to be performed on Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Nadal admitted he would not know when he will play once more after shedding within the fourth spherical to Tiafoe. His spouse Maria is pregnant with their first youngster.

‘I want to return. I want to sort things, life, then I do not know when I’m going to return again,’ Nadal mentioned.

‘I’m going to attempt to be prepared mentally. When I really feel that I will be able to compete once more, I will be there.’

Nadal is scheduled to participate within the Laver Cup alongside Roger Federer, Djokovic and Andy Murray, in London between September 23-25.

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