US Open 2021 LIVE Day 5: The US Open Day 5 belong to teenagers as Carlos Alcaraz Garfia and Annie Fernandez grabbed headlines as they knocked contenders Stefanos Tsitsipas and Naomi Osaka in round 3. Garfia clinched an epic five-set win over Tsitsipas, while Fernandez also clinched a last set win over defending champion Osaka to progress to round 4. Meanwhile, 12th Simona Halep made safe passage to Round 4 by beating Elena Rybakina. Daniil Medvedev also progresses, clinching a straight-sets win over Pablo Andujar. Follow LIVE updates on insidesport.co and LIVE streaming on Star sports/ Hotstar.
US Open 2021 LIVE Day 5 Results: Tsitsipas, Naomi Osaka knocked out, Halep, Medvedev in round 4
US Open 2021 LIVE Day 5: Simona Halep vs Elena Rybakina
12th seeded Simona Halep has defeated Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in round 3 of the US Open. She won the match 7-6(13), 4-6 and 6-3 after losing the second set against the Kazakshtani. As a result, Halep progressed to round 4 of the US Open for the first time since 2016.
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Halep had earlier dominated Kucova in the second round. She had also defeated Camila Giorgi in the opening round. The Romanian’s US Open best is playing in the semifinals (2015). Halep has an impressive win-loss ratio of 11:3 in 2021 hardcourt events.
Simona Halep vs Elena Rybakina; Highlights
- Halep takes the set 6-3, through to Round 4 in US Open for first time since 2016.
- 3-5 Rybakina reduces her deficit in what could be the final set of the match.
- 5-2 to Halep, one game away from victory
- 2-4 to Rybakina
- 4-1 Halep leads the way, looks set to take this set. Can Rybakina fight back?
- 3-1 Halep stretches her lead, tries to put Rybakina in backfoot
- 2-1 Halep breaks past Rybakina
- 1-1 Halep rebounds against Rybakina
- 1-0 to Rybakina
- 6-4 Rybakina takes the second set
- 5-4 Rybakina turns it around, Can she clinch this set?
- 4-3 Halep breaks
- 3-3 Halep levels up in second set against Rybakina
- Rybakina getting treated for her bruise on left leg
- 2-2 Halep reduces her deficit against top-ranked Kazakhstan player
- 1-3 Halep staging a comeback
- 3-0 to Rybakina, its getting difficult for Halep
- 2-0 Rybakina takes the lead
- 1-0 to Rybakina
- Halep claims opening set 13-11 in the evenly poised contest
- 6-6 Halep vs Rybakina enters 1st set tiebreaker
- 6-5 A turnaround by Simona Halep in the dying moments of the opening set
- 4-5 Halep reduces her deficit
- 5-3 Rybakina breaks, reclaims the lead against Romanian
- 3-3 Halep levels up against Rybakina
- 1-3 Halep finally on the scorecard
- 3-0 Rybakina stretches her lead
- 2-0 Rybakina leads Halep
- 1-0 to Rybakina
In the biggest upset of the US Open 2021 so far, 3rd seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was knocked out by Spanish prodigy Carlos Alcaraz Garfia in round three of the year ending Grand Slam. The 18-year-old Spaniard held his nerve and clinched a decisive 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, 0-6, 7-6 win over the Greek ace. He will now face Peter Gojowczyk in the round of 16 on Sunday.
Defending champion Naomi Osaka’s bid for a 5th Grand Slam title was brought to a cruel end as she was handed a defeat in round three by Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez. Osaka had clinched the first set on Saturday, but her Canadian opponent kept pushing her, eventually breaking late in the second set to seal the tie-breaker and force a third set decider. The former World No.1 looked a shadow of her former self as Fernandez pushed her to the brink, before clinching a monumental 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 win. Fernandez will now take on Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who is ranked No. 17 in the world
Daniil Medvedev vs Pablo Andujar
World No.2 Daniil Medvedev defeated Pablo Andujar of Spain in round 3 at Louis Armstrong Stadium. He was heading into the contest on the back of straight wins against Dominic Koepfer and Richard Gasquet. Medvedev is enjoying a terrific form at the moment with wins in 9/10 matches. He has an exceptional win-loss ratio of 27:4 in 2021 hard court events. The 25-year-old is chasing his maiden Grand Slam.
- First set to Medvedev 6-0 in a one-sided battle against Pablo Andujar
- Medvedev clinches the second set 6-4 against the Spaniard
- The top seed takes the third set 6-3
US Open 2021 LIVE Day 5 Results: Tsitsipas, Naomi Osaka knocked out, Halep, Medvedev in round 4- Follow LIVE updates
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