British sensation Emma Raducanu (13/2 – US Open outright) said she felt “absolutely amazing” after she defeated American Shelby Rogers to book her place in the US Open quarter-finals.
The 18-year-old, who burst onto the scene earlier this year with her efforts to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon, beat Rogers 6-2-6-1 to reach the last eight at Flushing Meadows.
After winning 11 games in a row to defeat Rogers, Raducanu revealed her delight to progress deeper into the Grand Slam event in New York, as she prepares to face Olympic champion Belinda Bencic (13/2 – US Open outright) on Wednesday.
“It feels absolutely amazing. Shelby is a great opponent, she’s done so well in the US Open and she’s had a great week so I knew it was going to be a tough match,” Raducanu said in her on-court interview.
“But I’m so happy to have come through and have managed to overcome some of the nerves at the beginning.”
Elsewhere in the women’s competition Maria Sakkari came from a set down to beat Bianca Andreescu 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (8-6) 6-3.
Sakkari will go toe to toe with 2021 Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova in the last eight.
In the men’s competition, world number one Novak Djokovic (10/11 – US Open outright) overcame a sluggish start to beat American wildcard Jenson Brooksby 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2.
Djokovic, who is going in search of a clean sweep of the Grand Slam titles this year, will take on Matteo Berrettini for a place in the semi-finals.
Fourth seed Alexander Zverev beat Jannik Sinner 6-4 6-4 7-6 (9-7) and now the German will face Lloyd Harris (Zverev 1/6, Harris 4/1 – Match Betting)
South African Harris overcame Reilly Opelka in four sets to set up the encounter with last year’s Flushing Meadows runner-up Zverev.