News24.com | Djokovic into last 16 at US Open as Struff outclassed

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

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World number one Novak Djokovic eased into the last 16 at the US Open on Friday, cruising to a straight sets victory over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.

Djokovic, chasing an 18th Grand Slam singles title, was always in control against his 28th-seeded opponent, winning 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in 1hr 42mins.

The Serbian top seed will now play Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta for a place in the quarter-finals.

Djokovic is the overwhelming favourite for the title at the US Open, which is taking place with a field severely depleted by injuries and concern over the coronavirus.

Results from day five of the US Open tennis championship at Flushing Meadows on Friday (x-denotes seed):

Men

Singles

3rd round

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER x28) 6-3, 6-3, 6-1

Denis Shapovalov (CAN x12) bt Taylor Fritz (USA x19) 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2

Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP x20) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2

David Goffin (BEL x7) bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB x26) 6-1, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Jordan Thompson (AUS) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 7-5, 6-4, 6-1

Alejandro Davidovich (ESP) bt Cameron Norrie (GBR) 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Alexander Zverev (GER x5) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA x32) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

2nd round

Corentin Moutet (FRA) bt Daniel Evans (GBR x23) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/1)

Women

Singles

3rd round

Jennifer Brady (USA x28) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA) 6-3, 6-3

Angelique Kerber (GER x17) bt Ann Li (USA) 6-3, 6-4

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ x23) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Petra Martic (CRO x8) bt Varvara Gracheva (RUS) 6-3, 6-3

Naomi Osaka (JPN x4) bt Marta Kostyuk (UKR) 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2

Anett Kontaveit (EST x14) bt Magda Linette (POL x24) 6-3, 6-2

Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Madison Brengle (USA) 6-2, 6-4

2nd round

Iga Swiatek (POL) bt Sachia Vickery (USA) 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4

Elise Mertens (BEL x16) bt Sara Sorribes (ESP) 6-3, 7-5

Caty McNally (USA) bt Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS x21) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2)

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