US Open 2017: Marin Cilic loses to Diego Schwartzman in third round

Marin Cilic suffered a shock US Open exit to Diego Schwartzman

Marin Cilic suffered a shock US Open exit to Diego Schwartzman

Marin Cilic, who won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2014, is trailing 29th-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the third round. Many (top) players are injured this week.

After beating Tsonga in round two, Shapovalov had a stroke of luck when third-round opponent Kyle Edmund suffered a back problem during the third set and pulled out with the Canadian leading 3-6 6-3 6-3 1-0.

The number 29 seed appeared to have the match wrapped up when he led 5-2 with two service breaks in hand in the fourth set, but he lost his serve once and then faced two break points in his ensuing service game before clinching victory with a forehand victor. Schwartzman took the match 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-4, pulling out the win on the Grandstand Court.

The German will face Querrey after the American 17th seed overcame Radu Albot 4-6 6-2 6-4 6-4.

Schwartzman progresses to the last 16 for what is now his best performance at a grand slam, the 25-year-old having also reached the third round at the French Open this year.

Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, returns a shot from Nicolas Mahut, of France, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in NY. "Open semifinalist Pablo Carreno-Busta" or "Grand Slam finalist Sam Querrey".

Cilic, the only defending US Open champion in the bottom half of the bracket, lost a test of endurance as Schwartzman battled through set after the set for the win.

Gas prices surge higher as drivers rush to fill tanks
Motor fuel prices climbed as much as 6.6 percent in NY , advancing for an eighth session, while crude oil was little changed. "The lines remain down from Houston to Hebert due to the storms", notes the Colonial Pipeline Company's website.

Garbine Muguruza, the third seed for the women, is quietly performing extremely well, and on Friday defeated her first seeded competition of the tournament, No. 31 Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-1, 6-1.

Action is underway on Day 5, with two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova facing 18th-seeded Caroline Garcia in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Thirty is the new 20 in tennis, and in a season where Federer has been incredible fans with his age-defying performances, Italy's Lorenzi is another player who is recording some of his best results at the age of 35. "Words can't describe" during a pre-match interview with the host broadcaster, ESPN.

"It's kind of a transition time for the ATP", Shapovalov said, "but I think there is a lot of talent coming up". "I've been spoiled my whole career of having my family around me". I didn't do many mistakes. There's times when they don't come. He has, however, continued his great form with a straight sets victory over Medvedev in the first round. After reaching back to back quarterfinals on the clay courts in Bastaad and Hamburg, he started the United States hard court season with a quarterfinal run in Montreal.

Shapovalov came into the tournament ranked 69th in the world but that will rise following his success at Flushing Meadows.

Sharapova, the 2006 US Open victor, has already beaten Halep and Hungary's Timea Babos in her first Grand Slam since serving a 15-month doping ban after testing positive for the blood booster meldonium, at the 2016 Australian Open. I struggle playing at night at this tournament.

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