US Open ATP Day 4: Thiem Wins On His Birthday, Pospisil Upsets Raonic, & More

US Open ATP Day 4 Recap

Dominic Thiem would get a dominate win on his birthday, Vasek Pospisil would upset Canadian compatriot Milos Raonic, and much more at the US Open.

Make sure to check out the results below and read all the way to the bottom to find out how to keep up with the tournament and stay connected with The Tennis Advocate.

US Open ATP Day 4 Results

Singles Results

Andrey Kuznetsov (pr) vs. Karen Khachanov (11)

The eleventh-seeded Karen Khachanov would take care of business in his match against Andrey Kuznetsov today. In the opening set, Khachanov would break Kuznetsov’s serve twice on his way to a 6-3 set victory.

In the second set, Khachanov would win the first three games in a row before taking the set 6-4. In the third set, Khachanov would win the first five games in a row, two at love, before eventually taking the set 6-1 and the match 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.

Roberto Bautista Agut (8) vs. Miomir Kecmanovic

It would only take the eighth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut four sets today to defeat Miomir Kecmanovic. In the opening set, Agut would only need one break of Kecmanovic’s serve to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Kecmanovic would respond by getting a break, in the eighth game, to take the set 6-3. In the third set, Agut would take an early 4-1 lead and would ride that lead to a 6-3 set victory.

In the fourth set, Agut would finish the match by taking the set 6-4 and the match 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Alex de Minaur (21) vs. Richard Gasquet

The Australian Alex de Minaur would get a solid victory over the Frenchman Richard Gasquet in their match today. In the opening set, de Minaur would break Gasquet’s serve twice on his way to a 6-4 set victory.

In the second set, de Minaur would get another break to take the set 6-3. In the third set, each player would break the other’s serve once on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Gasquet would prevail, 8-6, to take the set 7-6 (8-6) and force a fourth set. In the fourth set, de Minaur would get two breaks to take the set 7-5 and the match 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5.

Emil Ruusuvuori vs. Casper Ruud (30)

In the opening set of Casper Ruud’s match against Emil Ruusuvuori, Ruud would only need one break of serve to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Ruud would get another break of serve to take the set 6-3. In the third set, with Ruud up 3-2, Ruusuvuori would retire, giving Ruud the 6-4, 6-3, 3-2 victory.

Gregoire Barrere vs. Andrey Rublev (10)

The tenth-seeded Andrey Rublev would cruise to a straight-sets victory of Gregoire Barrere today. In the opening set, Rublev would break Barrere’s serve twice on his way to a 6-2 set victory.

In the second set, Rublev would get another two breaks to take the set 6-4. In the third set, each player would break the other’s serve once on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Rublev would come out on top, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4) and the match 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

Marin Cilic (31) vs. Norbert Gombos

The thirty-first-seeded Marin Cilic would have to go four sets to defeat Norbert Gombos today, but he would get it done. In the opening set, Cilic would break Gombos’ serve twice to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, with the set tied at one, Gombos would win five consecutive games to take the set 6-1. In the third set, each player would break the other’s serve once on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Cilic would prevail, 7-2, to take the set 7-6 (7-2). In the fourth set, Cilic would only need one break of serve to take the set 7-5 and the match 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5.

Vasek Pospisil vs. Milos Raonic (25)

Vasek Pospisil would get an amazing victory over Canadian compatriot Milos Raonic today. In the opening set of their match, neither player would drop a single service game on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Raonic would dominate, winning 7-1, to take the set 7-6 (7-1). In the second set, Pospisil would get one break of Raonic’s serve to take the set 6-3.

In the third set, each player would hold their serve to a tiebreak once again. In this tiebreak. Pospisil would win, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4).

In the fourth set, with the set tied at three, Pospisil would win three games in a row to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-7 (1-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

Grigor Dimitrov (14) vs. Marton Fucsovics

Marton Fucsovics would get a huge five-set victory over the fourteenth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. In the opening set, each player would hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Dimitrov would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5). In the second set, each player would break the other’s serve three times on their way to another tiebreak.

In this tiebreak, Fucsovics would come out on top, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4). In the third set, Dimitrov would respond by getting a break of serve to take the set 6-3.

In the fourth set, Fucsovics would get three breaks of Dimitrov’s serve to take the set 6-4. In the fifth set, with the set tied at one, Fucsovics would win five games in a row to take the set 6-1 and the match 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Frances Tiafoe vs. John Millman

American Frances Tiafoe would get an impressive victory today against the always tough Australian John Millman. In the opening set of their match, each player would get two breaks of the other’s serve en route to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Tiafoe would win, 8-6, to take the set 7-6 (8-6). In the second set, down 2-3, Millman would win four games in a row to take the set 6-3.

In the third set, Millman would win the first three games in a row before eventually taking the set 6-1. In the fourth set, Tiafoe would respond by getting two breaks of Millman’s serve to take the set 6-3.

In the fifth set, down 2-3, Tiafoe would win four games in a row, two on Millman’s serve, to take the set 6-3 and the match 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Ernesto Escobedo (alt) vs. Salvatore Caruso

Salvatore Caruso would get an impressive win today over American alternate Ernesto Escobedo. In the opening set of their match, Escobedo would only need one break of Caruso’s serve to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Caruso would answer back by getting a break of Escobedo’s serve to take the set 6-4. In the third set, Caruso would get another break to take the set 6-3.

In the fourth set, Caruso would once again need just one break of serve to take the set 6-4 and the match 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

Sumit Nagal vs. Dominic Thiem (2)

Dominic Thiem, playing on his birthday, would destroy his opponent Sumit Nagal. In the opening set, Thiem would get two breaks of Nagal’s serve to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Thiem would get three breaks of serve to take the set 6-3. In the third set, Thiem would win the first three games in a row before taking the set 6-2 and the match 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.

Jeffrey John Wolf (wc) vs. Roberto Carballes Baena

American wildcard Jeffrey John “JJ” Wolf would get another impressive victory today against Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena.

In the opening set of their match, Wolf would win the first four games in a row before taking the set 6-2. In the second set, down 0-3, Wolf would win six out of the next seven games to take the set 6-4.

In the third set, Wolf would get three breaks to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

Corentin Moutet vs. Daniel Evans (23) (Suspended)

With Corentin Moutet up 4-6, 6-3, 6-5, play was suspended due to rain and will resume tomorrow.

Matteo Berrettini (6) vs. Ugo Humbert

The sixth-seeded Italian Matteo Berrettini would get an easy straight sets victory over rising star Ugo Humbert today. In the opening set, Berrettini would break Humbert’s serve once to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Berrettini would get another break to take the set 6-4. In the third set, each player would hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Berrettini would prevail, 8-6, to take the set 7-6 (8-6) and the match 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).

Christopher O’Connell vs. Daniil Medvedev (3)

The third-seeded Daniil Medvedev would take care of business with ease in his match against Christopher O’Connell today. In the opening set, Medvedev would get one break of O’Connell’s serve to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, down 0-1, Medvedev would win five games in a row to take a commanding 5-1 set lead. From there, Medvedev would go on to take the set 6-2.

In the third set, Medvedev would get a break in the first game and would ride that break to a 6-4 set victory to take the match 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

Felix Auger-Aliassime (15) vs. Andy Murray

In the first set of Felix Auger-Aliassime’s match against Andy Murray, Auger-Aliassime would win the first three games consecutively and go on to take the set 6-2.

In the second set, Auger-Aliassime would only need one break of Murray’s serve, in the eighth game, to take the set 6-3. In the third set, on the brink of elimination, Murray couldn’t comeback against Auger-Aliassime.

Felix would take the third set 6-4 to take the match 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles Results

J.Cabal / R.Farah  (1) vs. J.Melzer / E.Roger-Vasselin

In the first doubles match of the day, the top-seeded team of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah would cruise to a straight-sets victory over Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

In the opening set, Cabal and Farah would get two breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-2. In the second set, they would only need one break to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-2, 6-3.

M.Arevalo / J.O’Mara vs. J.Rojer / H.Tecau

Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau would get a big win over Marcelo Arevalo and Jonny O’Mara today. In the opening set, each team would break the other’s serve once on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Arevalo and O’Mara would win, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3). In the second set, Rojer and Tecau would respond by getting two breaks to take the set 6-2.

In the third set, Rojer and Tecau would get one break of serve to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-4.

M.Purcell / L.Saville vs. K.Krawietz / A.Mies  (6)

The sixth-seeded team of Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies would get a solid victory over Max Purcell and Luke Saville today.

In the opening set, neither team would drop a single game on their serve on their way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Krawietz and Mies would win, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4).

In the second set, each team would break the other’s serve once on their way to another tiebreak. In this tiebreak, Purcell and Saville would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5).

In the thrid set, Krawietz and Mies would get two breaks to take the set 6-4 and the match 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (5-7), 6-4.

I.Dodig / F.Polasek  (4) vs. J.Murray / N.Skupski

The always dangerous doubles pairing of Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski would get a big win today over the fourth-seeded team of Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek.

In the opening set, Murray and Skupski would only need one break of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-3. In the second set, they would get one break again to take the set 7-5 and the match 6-3, 7-5.

D.Inglot / A.Qureshi vs. J.Sock / J.Withrow

Americans Jack Sock and Jackson Withrow would take care of business today against the team of Dominic Inglot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.

In the opening set, each team would hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Inglot and Qureshi would win, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5).

In the second set, each team would once again hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak. In this tiebreak, it would be Sock and Withrow prevailing, 7-2, to take the set 7-6 (7-2).

In the decisive third set, each team would break the other’s serve twice on their way to a third tiebreak. In this tiebreak, Sock and Withrow would win, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5) and the match 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5).

M.Demoliner / M.Middelkoop vs. N.Mahut / J.Struff

Marcelo Demoliner and Matwe Middelkoop would have to fight hard today for a victory over Nicolas Mahut and Jan-Lennard Struff.

In the opening set of the match, each team would hold their service games all the way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Mahut and Struff would come out on top, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4).

In the second set, each team would once again hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak. In this tiebreak, it would be Demoliner and Middelkoop coming out on top, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5).

In the winner-takes-all third set, Demoliner and Middelkoop would get one break of serve to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

N.Lammons / N.Monroe  (wc) vs. J.Peers / M.Venus

In the last full doubles match of the day, Australians John Peers and Michael Venus would get a straight-sets victory over the American pairing of Nathaniel Lammons and Nicholas Monroe.

In the opening set, Peers and Venus would get one break of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-4. In the second set, down 1-2, Peers and Venus would win five games in a row to take the set 6-2 and the match 6-4, 6-2.

E.Escobedo / N.Rubin  (wc) vs. R.Bopanna / D.Shapovalov (Suspended)

With the team of Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov up 6-2, 3-2 over the team of Ernesto Escobedo and Noah Rubin, the match would be suspended due to rain and will be resumed tomorrow.

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