Daniil Medvedev marches into Cincinnati quarters; Madison Keys ousts Iga Swiatek to reach last-eight

Daniil Medvedev secured late breaks in both sets as he matched his volatile Canadian opponent. AP

Cincinatti: Top-ranked Daniil Medvedev advanced to the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters quarter-finals on Thursday while women’s world number one Iga Swiatek was upset by American Madison Keys.

Top seed Medvedvev kept Denis Shapovalov winless against world number ones with a 7-5, 7-5 victory while Poland’s Swiatek lost 6-3, 6-4 to 2019 Cincinnati champion Keys, who needed five match points to finish off the shock triumph.

Shapovalov, who lost in an hour and three-quarters, has dropped all eight career matches he has played against the elite echelon.

Medvedev moved into a quarter-final against 11th seed Taylor Fritz after the American stopped number six seed Andrey Rublev 6-7 (4/7), 6-2, 7-5.

“It was a fight today, definitely not easy,” said Medvedev, who clinched the top US Open seeding when Rafael Nadal lost here in the second round.

“The match was pretty tight, played at a great level. My goal was to stay in every point possible and try to put pressure on him if I had the chance.”

Medvedev secured late breaks in both sets as he matched his volatile Canadian opponent.

Medvedev and Fritz have never played.

“We trained together at the start of the season before the ATP Cup,” Medvedev said. “He won Indian Wells, he’s a Masters champion. I need to be at my best to try and beat him.”

Unseeded Keys was thrilled with her defeat of Swiatek, against whom she had lost two prior matches.

“I had a couple of games with a couple of match points,” Keys said. “She beat me pretty badly last time so I’m happy to get the win.”

Swiatek never found an ace and was broken five times as she fought back in vain after standing one game from defeat.

It was the second week in a row that the Pole, who put together a 37-match win streak this season, lost in a Masters third round. She suffered the same fate in Toronto seven days earlier.

Keys plays on Friday against Wimbledon winner Elena Rybakina, who advanced to the last eight 6-2, 6-4 over Alison Riske-Amritraj.

Also ousted was Estonian second seed Anett Kontaveit, who fell to China’s Zhang Shuai 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Pegula beats Raducanu

Top-ranked American Jessica Pegula ended the run of US Open champion Emma Raducanu 7-5, 6-4, sending the Briton onto the practice courts before the August 29 start of her Grand Slam title defense.

Raducanu will head to New York with a 15-18 record since her 2021 title triumph and will drop from the top-10 after failing to reach the quarter-finals.

The teenager put a backhand into the net to give her opponent a match point, with Pegula sending over a service winner to wrap up the victory in an hour and three-quarters on her opponent’s 21st unforced error.

“I didn’t feel amazing out there,” Pegula said after reaching her seventh career quarter-final at a Masters 1000. “I’ve never hit with Emma, there was a lot to get used to.

“I’m happy with how I competed and stayed in it. I’m glad I handled things really well. I’ve been playing very consistently, no dramas, get out there and do what you’ve got to do. I try to do that every single week.”

Czech Petra Kvitova, twice a Wimbledon champion, defeated Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur 6-1, 4-6, 6-0. Kvitova broke six times as her fifth-ranked Tunisian opponent committed six double-faults.

Borna Coric, who upset second seed Rafael Nadal, continued his injury comeback progress by beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-3.

Number 152 Coric is the lowest-ranked ATP Masters 1000 quarter-finalist since 239th-ranked Ivo Karlovic at 2011 Indian Wells.

Fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, semi-finalist at the last two editions, defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3.

John Isner sent down 20 aces in a 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4) defeat of US compatriot Sebastian Korda. At 37, Isner is the oldest Cincinnati men’s quarter-finalist in the post-1968 Open Era.

Isner passed Roger Federer, who was a younger 37 when he reached his most recent Cincinnati quarter-final in 2018.

NEWS RELATED

The Conners Season 5 Episode 3 Revealed Some Surprising Parallels Between Darlene And Roseanne

Jim Spellman/Getty Images This article contains spoilers for “The Conners” Episode 3 of Season 5, “Driving, Dating and Deceit.” “The Conners” has never failed to give a hearty nod to its past. From props dug up from the “Roseanne” days to plots based on the quirks and foibles of its ...

View more: The Conners Season 5 Episode 3 Revealed Some Surprising Parallels Between Darlene And Roseanne

Texas trooper under investigation for Uvalde massacre response now a cop for school district

Texas trooper under investigation for Uvalde massacre response now a cop for school district Former trooper is among the new officers hired for the school district force. ABC News has confirmed that a former Texas state trooper now under investigation for her conduct in responding to the May 24 ...

View more: Texas trooper under investigation for Uvalde massacre response now a cop for school district

Silicon Island

Annabelle Chih/Getty Images In a world where computer chips run everything from laptops to cars to the Nintendo Switch, Taiwan is the undisputed leader. It’s one of the most powerful tech centers in the world — so powerful that both China and the U.S. have vital interests there. But ...

View more: Silicon Island

The Scorpion Renaissance Is Upon Us

Harper Forbes (left), Prakrit Jain (right), and Academy Curator of Arachnology Lauren Esposito, PhD, (center) search for scorpions. Gayle Laird/California Academy of Sciences hide caption toggle caption Gayle Laird/California Academy of Sciences Scorpions: They’re found pretty much everywhere, and new species are being identified all the time. Arachnologist Lauren ...

View more: The Scorpion Renaissance Is Upon Us

Scrubs producer Eric Weinberg charged with 18 counts of sexual assault

A former writer and producer on the popular US comedy show Scrubs was charged Wednesday with multiple counts of sexual assault, five years to the day since the MeToo movement forced Hollywood into a reckoning. Eric Weinberg, 62, who also produced Californication, faces 18 counts relating to the alleged ...

View more: Scrubs producer Eric Weinberg charged with 18 counts of sexual assault

Lucky shopper wins Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain after spending just RM300

Ever dreamt about winning a car just from your regular shopping habits? Well, that was exactly what happened to Zhang Ying Xuan, who took home the grand prize of a brand-new Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain as part of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s Tokyo Street 11th Anniversary Shop & Win contest. According ...

View more: Lucky shopper wins Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain after spending just RM300

Willson Contreras ‘Nostalgic' as Cubs Career Reaches Likely End

Contreras ‘nostalgic’ after Cubs career reaches likely end originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago CINCINNATI — He said his final goodbyes to fans at Wrigley Field twice in two months, enjoyed an All-Star Game with his brother in the same National League lineup, hit his 100th career home run ...

View more: Willson Contreras ‘Nostalgic' as Cubs Career Reaches Likely End

Does 'The Rings Of Power' rule them all?

Nazanin Boniadi stars as Bronwyn and Morfydd Clark stars as Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Amazon Prime Video hide caption toggle caption Amazon Prime Video The Amazon Prime Video series The Rings of Power is a prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of ...

View more: Does 'The Rings Of Power' rule them all?

Diplomat says Myanmar court gives 10-year prison sentence to Japanese journalist who filmed anti-government protest

The iPhone 14 Plus Wins on Battery Life and Screen Size, and Is $200 Cheaper Than the Pro Max

Iran schoolgirls join protests over Mahsa Amini death as classrooms stage rebellions

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accrued millions from husband’s trades: report

Netflix Unveils Upcoming Arab Films & Series Including Telfaz11 Feature ‘Alkhallat’, Docu-Soap ‘Dubai Bling’

HDB resale prices climb 1.2% in Sept; record 45 million-dollar flats sold in a month

China sends criminal experts to halt kidnappings in mineral-rich Democratic Republic of the Congo

66 clinics stopped providing abortions in the 100 days since Roe fell

DACA protections remain in place for now, but appeals court orders more review and says it's illegal

Texas soccer coach accused of making out with students, asking players for bail money

What's behind the scenes of OPPO Malaysia's customer-centric service in its 3rd Anniversary celebration?

TIME Malaysia's 2Gbps advertisement videos spotted in KL city before its announcement tomorrow

OTHER NEWS

Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network