Novak Djokovic advances to quarterfinals at U.S. Open

After Rafael Nadal's fourth-round exit from US Open 2016, the final at Flushing Meadows is likely to be played between Britain's Andy Murray and Serbia's Novak Djokovic.

Former world no 1 Wozniacki, the runner-up in 2009 and 2014, downed American eighth seed Madison Keys 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to make the last-eight in NY for the fifth time.

Novak Djokovic takes on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the men's singles quarter-final clash of the 2016 US Open on Wednesday (7 September).

"To play the world number one on the biggest tennis court in the world... it doesn't get much better than that".

But the Briton was outclassed from the start by defending champion, Djokovic.

The world number 84 had never been beyond round two of a Grand Slam until he arrived in New York City and he prolonged his stay in the tournament by overcoming the big-serving American 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6.

He had some well-documented struggles leading into the final grand slam of the year, having an early exit at Wimbledon and the Olympics, and hasn't looked himself in NY.

At the start of the third, however, he called to the trainer to massage his troublesome right elbow and there was some temporary respite for Edmund, who broke twice to lead 3-2.

Djokovic will be a step up in class, having enjoyed the benefit of two withdrawals and nearly five days rest, but Edmund knows what to expect after losing to the Serbian in Miami in March. It has been a good tournament for me, there is a lot of stuff I can improve on'.

"I made Kyle work for each point and kept him moving around the court". "So I'm really glad to be back", Djokovic said in his on-court interview. "I feel significantly better now than I did at the beginning of the tournament".

Novak Đoković was qualified for the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam tournament at the US Open.

He anticipated nearly every shot Edmund would make - "he got the text before Edmund even sent it", as Gilbert said on commentary.

These two have played 21 times in the past and Djokovic has won 15 of those matches.

However, Isner roared back in the second, showing exactly why he is the highest ranked American player, producing some mammoth serves that Edmund simply could not reach.

"Also the challenge of playing world No 1, you know it's going to be tough when you go out there".

Djokovic has now remarkably reached at least the last eight at the US Open in 10 straight years.

The Serbian athlete triumphed over the Brit 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, on Sunday, advancing to the quarterfinals.

Defeat for Nadal means that this year marks the first since 2004 that the 30-year-old has failed to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final.

Konta, an Australian Open semifinalist, collapsed to the court with trouble breathing during her second-round match, but she didn't appear to have any physical problems Sunday.

  • Julie Sanders