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2021 US Open Daily Update – September 8th Update
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- When: August 30 – September 12
- Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Queens, New York City, United States
Auger-Aliassime Through Into Semi-Finals
Felix Auger-Aliassime has secured his career-first Grand Slam semi-final after beating Carlos Alcaraz. Even though the Spaniard retired from his quarter-finals match, the 21-year-old Canadian was set to win the game.
Auger-Aliassime has already written history by making it to the quarter-finals yesterday, having eliminated Evgeny Donskoy (3-1), Bernabe Zapata Miralles (3-0), Roberto Bautista Agut (3-2), and Frances Tiafoe (3-1) in his opening rounds of the 2021 U.S. Open. Even in the quarter-finals, the Canadian proved to be the better player, having won the first set 6-3 and was leading 3-1 in the second set before his opponent retired.
Although a historic moment for Auger-Aliassime, it was a bittersweet finish to the tournament for the 18-year-old Alcaraz. The Spaniard was sensational in New York, having come through back-to-back five-set victories against no.3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and Peter Gojowczyk to become the youngest men’s Grand Slam quarter-finalists in nearly 32 years.
Unfortunately, he ran out of gas on Tuesday and was forced to forfeit the match.
Interestingly, the match between Auger-Aliassime and Alcaraz was the youngest U.S. Open quarter-finals since 1984, when a 19-year-old Pat Cash faced 20-year-old Mats Wilander.
“I think he was good at hiding in the first set, if he already had something,” said Auger-Aliassime after the match.
“I don’t know if it was already from the previous matches or if it happened in the first set, but I was definitely surprised. You come into a Grand Slam quarter-final expecting the best out of the player, you expect a battle, especially against Carlos. I’ve been following his career, and I’ve never seen him really give up a matchーhe’s a fighter.”
Auger-Aliassime will face off against Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals on Friday, September 10. Medvedev has rumbled through the competition, having won four of his five games in straight sets. The only player against whom Medvedev lost a set was Botic van de Zandschulp who he met in the quarter-finals (6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5).
Fernandez Stuns Svitolina
19-year-old Leylah Fernandez has joined the list of young tennis stars who have impressed at this year’s U.S. Open, having stunned no.5 seeded Elina Svitolina (6-3, 3-6, 7-6) to make it into the women’s semi-finals. With that, the world no.73 has emerged as the youngest woman to reach the final four in 16 years – since Maria Sharapova in 2005.
By making it into the semi-finals, Fernandez is just two steps away from emulating the success of her compatriot, Bianca Andreescu, who was also 19-years-of-age when she won the 2019 U.S. Open.
Although an impressive win from Fernandez, her victory against Svitolina wasn’t her most impressive moment on the U.S. court. She has previously eliminated Kaia Kanepi (7-5, 7-5) in R2, as well as the current world no.3 Naomi Osaka (5-7, 7-6, 6-4) in R3, to which he added another convincing victory (4-6, 7-6, 6-2) against Angelique Kerber in R4.
The 2021 U.S. Open marks Fernandez’s most successful Grand Slam tournament of her career. Her best Grand Slam placement to date happened in 2020 when she reached R3 of the French Open.
Her other Grand Slam placements include two R1 exits at the Australian Open (2020,2021), an R1 exit from the 2021 Wimbledon, and an R2 exit at the 2021 French Open. Last year, Fernandez made it to R2 at the U.S. Open when she had to admit defeat to Sofia Kenin (4-6, 3-6).
Fernandez is now getting ready to face off against world no.2 Aryna Sabalenka, who she will clash with on Friday, September 10.