Day 6: Men's and Women's Round of 16

Two qualifiers were among the men's winners on Thursday afternoon. Andrey Rublev stunned seven-time W&S Open winner Roger Federer with a 6-3 6-4 win, while Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka downed Alex de Minaur 7-5 6-4.

 

 

 

This is the first time in the Open Era that two qualifiers have reached the quarterfinals here. 

 

 

Montreal finalist Daniil Medvedev cruised through to the quarterfinals, defeating Jan-Lennard Struff 6-2,6-1. Medvedev has now earned his 41st win of the season to tie Rafa Nadal for most wins this year. Medvedev, 23, will take on the 21-year-old Rublev in Friday's quarterfinals. 

 

 

Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut defeated qualifier Miomir Kecmanovic 6-1,6-2. Bautista Agut, who just hit a new career-high ranking of No. 11 on Monday, is aiming to edge the gap and make it to the top 10. He will next face Richard Gasquet, who defeated Diego Schwartzman in straight sets.

 

 

In WTA action, top seed Ashleigh Barty defeated Anett Kontaveit 4-6,7-5,7-5. Barty could reclaim No. 1 ranking in the world by reaching the final here in Cincinnati after losing it last week to Naomi Osaka. 

 

 

American Venus Williams defeated Donna Vekic 2-6,6-3,6-3. At 39, Venus is the oldest player to start in the singles main draw in the tournament's history. She will play Madison Keys or Simona Halep in the next round.

 

 

Karolina Pliskova, the 2016 Western & Southern Open champion, defeated qualifier Rebecca Peterson 7-5,6-4. Pliskova is the only former champion left in the draw. She could potentially return to World No. 1 if she reaches the final this week.

 

 

 

Defending champion Novak Djokovic cruised into the quarterfinals as the men's draw opened up even further during Thursday's Round of 16. Djokovic defeated Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3,6-4 to get his eighth straight win at the Western & Southern Open.

 

Two qualifiers were among the men's winners on Thursday afternoon. Andrey Rublev stunned seven-time W&S Open winner Roger Federer with a 6-3 6-4 win, while Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka downed Alex de Minaur 7-5 6-4.

 

This is the first time in the Open Era that two qualifiers have reached the quarterfinals here. 

 

Montreal finalist Daniil Medvedev cruised through to the quarterfinals, defeating Jan-Lennard Struff 6-2,6-1. Medvedev has now earned his 41st win of the season to tie Rafa Nadal for most wins this year. Medvedev, 23, will take on the 21-year-old Rublev in Friday's quarterfinals. 

 

Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut defeated qualifier Miomir Kecmanovic 6-1,6-2. Bautista Agut, who just hit a new career-high ranking of No. 11 on Monday, is aiming to edge the gap and make it to the top 10. He will next face Richard Gasquet, who defeated Diego Schwartzman in straight sets.

 

In WTA action, top seed Ashleigh Barty defeated Anett Kontaveit 4-6,7-5,7-5. Barty could reclaim No. 1 ranking in the world by reaching the final here in Cincinnati after losing it last week to Naomi Osaka. 

 

American Venus Williams defeated Donna Vekic 2-6,6-3,6-3. At 39, Venus is the oldest player to start in the singles main draw in the tournament's history. She will play Madison Keys or Simona Halep in the next round.

 

Madison Keys defeated three-time W&S Open runner-up and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep 6-1,3-6,7-5. Keys has now reached her second Cincinnati quarterfinal. Keys will now face Williams in an all American battle for a spot in the semifinals.

 

Karolina Pliskova, the 2016 Western & Southern Open champion, defeated qualifier Rebecca Peterson 7-5,6-4. Pliskova is the only former champion left in the draw. She could potentially return to World No. 1 if she reaches the final this week.

 

Pliskova now has a quarterfinal showdown against wild card Svetlana Kuznetsova who defeated American Sloane Stephens 6-1,6-2. Kuznetsova’s last Premier quarterfinal came here in Cincinnati in 2017. 

 

In the last match of the day, 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin defeated No. 7 Elina Svitolina 6-3,7-6(3) to reach the quarterfinals at her first appearance in Cincinnati. Kenin is looking to continue her incredible run at the W&S Open Friday against US Open champion and world No. 1 Noami Osaka.  

 

Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez got their second-round win today over Americans Jack Sock and Ryan Harrison 2-6,6-3,10-7. Murray/Lopez, who lifted the Queen's trophy together back in June will face Neal Skupski and Jamie Murray on Friday in a derby between the Murray brothers.

 

 

 

 

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