No. 1 Nadal crushes Dolgopolov, returns to US Open quarters

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Andrey Rublev beat no. 9 seed David Goffin 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-3 to become, at 19, the youngest male U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Andy Roddick reached the round in 2001.

Keys, who rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the third set, is in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time, while Svitolina's chance of obtaining the No. 1 world ranking following this tournament disappeared.

This was the second time this year that Vandeweghe has beaten a reigning world No 1 following her victory over Angelique Kerber in Melbourne.

Vandeweghe broke Pliskova's serve to take a 3-1 lead in the second set, but Pliskova broke back to make it 3-2.

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, watches Feliciano Lopez, of Spain, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in NY.

Though Dolgopolov is unseeded, he had won two of the last three meetings with Nadal.

Former champion Juan Martin del Potro, the No 24 seed, faced sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem, with the victor getting Federer if the five-time champion can improve his 31-1 record in night matches at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Nadal is trying for his first U.S. Open quarterfinal appearance since winning the Grand Slam tournament in 2013.

1 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Wednesday to advance to her first career U.S. Open semifinal. Vandeweghe was on top from the start of the tie-break and won it 7-4 as Pliskova lost the last two points with unforced errors. "But I just felt much better". "If I'm hitting my shots, I'm definitely doing a lot better job in the scoreline than she is and vice versa". However, Vandeweghe holds a 2-1 edge in head-to-head matches with Pliskova.

Pliskova, who had to save a match point to beat China's Zhang Shuai in the second round, needed to fight back from breaks down in both sets to keep her challenge alive.

Top seed Pliskova, last year's US Open runner-up, fell 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 to US 20th seed CoCo Vandeweghe, missing another chance to capture her first Grand Slam title.

Federer brings an 11-0 record against No. 33 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber into their night matchup. Vandeweghe, a NY native who moved to California with her mother as a child, is the third American woman to earn a semifinal berth here.

Karolina Pliskova is coming off a straight sets win over Jennifer Brady that took 13 games to decide.

In the next round, Kanepi will play against the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, the American Madison Keys.