Tennis: Niemeyer fails at US Open

Status: 09/06/2022 08:36

After a powerful begin, Jules Niemeyer had no probability in opposition to the world primary within the spherical of 16 at the US Open.

Jules Niemeyer missed a giant shock within the Round of 16 at the US Open. The 23-year-old from Dortmund misplaced 6-2, 4-6, 0-6 to Poland’s Iga Swiatek, the clear world primary, in New York on Monday regardless of a protracted and convincing recreation.

“There are nonetheless combined emotions proper now. There’s nonetheless a variety of frustration,” Niemeyer mentioned. “If I’m going to consider it within the subsequent few days, I must be proud, too.”

Niemeyer, a Wimbledon quarter-finalist, held on properly till the top of the second set after which lacked the power to carry on in opposition to the two-time French Open winner and first-leg title favorite.

Niemeyer loses regardless of an incredible struggle

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Barbara Rittner is enthusiastic

“I’m thrilled with how fearlessly he imposes his recreation on Iga Svitek, how cool he’s,” nationwide coach Barbara Rittner informed Eurosport of Niemeyer’s years at the Louis Armstrong Stadium: “He has a quantity. for one hour one of many worlds reigned, after which its energy was exhausted.’

Angelique Kerber was the final German participant to achieve the quarterfinals of the final Grand Slam of the 12 months in 2016 after which went on to win the title.

For Niemeyer, the highest German participant on this 12 months’s event, reaching the spherical of 16 in simply his third main would nonetheless be a triumph. This is helpful for Niemeyer. He will take house $278,000 in prize cash and enhance his world rating to 108.

Sabalenka defeats Collins

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus beat American Danielle Collins 3:6, 6:3 and 6:2 to fulfill Karolina Pliskova and entered the quarterfinals. The Czech boxer, who misplaced to Angelique Kerber within the finals in New York in 2016, defeated former world primary Viktoria Asarenko of Belarus 7:5, 6:7 (5:7) and 6:2.

Nadal fails at Tiafe

Rafael Nadal failed within the 1/8 finals. American Frances Tiafoe’s 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6 defeat additionally casts doubt on the Spaniard’s rise to the highest of the world rankings. Norway’s Kasper Ruud and Nadal’s compatriot Carlos Alcaraz may beat the veteran within the closing in New York.

Nadal, who has gained titles in Melbourne and Paris this 12 months, must settle for the top of his sturdy run after 22 profitable majors this 12 months. At Wimbledon, he missed his semi-final match as a consequence of an belly muscle harm. He stays on the all-time Grand Slam leaderboard with 22 trophies, forward of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (21 main titles) and Switzerland’s Roger Federer (20). “I’ve extra necessary issues than tennis,” mentioned Nadal, who needed to be close to his pregnant spouse Cisca Perello. “Now is the time to have my first son and hope every thing goes properly.”

“Amazing tennis” – Tiafoe defeats Nadal

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24-year-old Frances Tiafoe is the youngest American tennis participant to achieve the quarterfinals of the US Open since Andy Roddick in 2006. Tiafoe, who’s ranked twenty second, will face Russia’s Andrey Rublev within the spherical of 8.

Frances Tiafoe celebrated her match in opposition to Rafael Nadal at the US Open

Photo: Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports

Co-favorite Alcaraz continues after 5 units

Joint favourite Carlos Alcaraz beat former event winner Marin Cilic 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. The match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium lasted virtually 4 hours. Alcaraz, who transformed his first match level at 2:24 a.m. native time, should at least attain the ultimate to turn out to be the brand new world primary. In addition, it’s clear that there can be a brand new main winner in New York after the elimination of the 2014 winner Cilic.

Alcaraz can be a contender, as is his subsequent opponent, Yannick Sinner, who ended his streak within the Grand Slam quarterfinals. With a 6: 1, 5: 7, 6: 2, 4: 6, 6: 4 victory in opposition to Belarusian Ilya Ivashka, the 21-year-old South Tyrolean tennis participant turned the youngest male tennis participant to attain this feat after Novak Djokovic. In 2007/08. Sinner reached the final eight at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

Rublev is not any downside in opposition to Norrie

Andrey Rublev made his subsequent try to interrupt his quarterfinal curse at Grand Slam tournaments. The 24-year-old Briton reached his sixth spherical of the final eight with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Cameron Norrie, however has by no means gone additional than that at a serious.

At the French Open, Rublev reached the semifinals, however misplaced to Marin Cilic of Croatia in a tiebreak within the fifth set.


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