Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz wasted little time in beating Italian Matteo Arnaldi 6-3 6-3 6-4 to reach the US Open quarter-finals on Monday.
Under a closed roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium, Alcaraz was solid from the start against a man who was playing in the Flushing Meadows main draw for the first time.
It took a few games for Alcaraz to size up his opponent but once the Spaniard did, it was pretty much one-way traffic.
Alcaraz took charge with a break for a 4-2 lead in the first set and then broke again at the start of the second to find himself 2-0 up.
The feisty Italian would have his moment in the third set, breaking Alcaraz at 2-1 but the Spaniard would immediately break back and then again to seal victory.
“I think the intensity from the beginning until the last ball pleased me,” said the 20-year-old Wimbledon champion.
“I played a really solid match, less mistakes, I played my game. I’m really happy with the performance.”
He will next face either Italian sixth seed Sinner or 12th seeded Alexander Zverev.
Elsewhere, eighth seed Andrey Rublev ended British hopes in the US Open singles when beating Jack Draper in four sets.
Rublev will face Daniil Medvedev or Alex de Minaur on Wednesday for a place in the semi-finals – the pair who are last up on Louis Armstrong on Monday.
The US Open on Sky Sports: How and where to watch
Sky welcomes tennis back to its channels, adding to the existing sports portfolio and reaffirming the broadcaster as the home of live sport in the UK & Ireland.
Sky Sports’ new mixed reality studio features multiple custom built LED screens, integrated light ‘sabres’, and an open canopy roof, making the space alive with colour and energy to reflect the vibrancy of the last Grand Slam of the year.
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Highlights of matches will be available across Sky Sports TV and our social media platforms.
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