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U.S. Open 2019 Day 9 live scores, updates and commentary - Federer, Wawrinka, Serena gunning for semi-finals

Andrew Hendrie in News 4 Sep 2019
  • Live scores, updates and commentary on Day 9 of the 2019 U.S. Open, Tuesday September 3
  • Svitolina vs Konta, Medvedev vs Wawrinka, Serena vs Wang, Federer vs Dimitrov in feature quarter-final matches
  • Play begins live from New York at 11.00am local time (4.00pm BST) - (12.00pm local time/5.00pm BST for Arthur Ashe Stadium)
US Open Day 9 (PA Images)

Key events
18:39 03 Sep

How to stream US Open matches live

05:05 04 Sep

Day 9 ✅

04:44 04 Sep

GSM Dimitrov

04:43 04 Sep

Dimitrov to serve for the match

04:41 04 Sep

Dimitrov one game away...

04:34 04 Sep

Dimitrov up 4-0 and on the brink of victory

04:31 04 Sep

Dimitrov with the double break

04:28 04 Sep

Dimitrov holds for 2-0

04:26 04 Sep

Dimitrov breaks to open fifth set

04:17 04 Sep

Federer goes off court with trainer...

04:03 04 Sep

SET Dimitrov: 6-4 - Going five!

04:01 04 Sep

Dimitrov holds for 5-3

03:56 04 Sep

Dimitrov misses SEVEN break points...

03:43 04 Sep

Dimitrov saves break point for 4-2

03:37 04 Sep

Federer narrowly avoids falling further behind

03:26 04 Sep

Dimitrov consolidates for 2-0

03:23 04 Sep

Dimitrov breaks to open fourth set

03:17 04 Sep

SET Federer: 6-3

03:15 04 Sep

Federer leads 5-3

03:09 04 Sep

Federer breaks for 4-3

02:58 04 Sep

Dimitrov holds for 3-2

02:40 04 Sep

SET Dimitrov: 6-4

02:33 04 Sep

Federer breaks back for 4-5

02:28 04 Sep

Dimitrov leads 5-2

02:25 04 Sep

Dimitrov breaks for 4-2

02:12 04 Sep

Federer saves break point for 1-1

02:04 04 Sep

SET: Federer 6-3

01:58 04 Sep

Federer leads 5-2

01:45 04 Sep

Dimitrov on the board

01:39 04 Sep

Federer breaks for 2-0

01:17 04 Sep

Federer vs Dimitrov - live now!

01:11 04 Sep

Serena making statements...

01:02 04 Sep

GSM Serena

00:53 04 Sep

Serena closing in on victory...

00:46 04 Sep

Serena breaks to open the second

00:42 04 Sep

SET Serena: 6-1

00:40 04 Sep

Wang on the board

00:32 04 Sep

Serena cruising at 4-0

00:21 04 Sep

Serena breaks early for 2-0

00:00 04 Sep

Serena vs Wang - live now!

22:00 03 Sep

Medvedev beats Wawrinka 7-6 6-3 3-6 6-1

21:57 03 Sep

Medvedev gets the double break, serving for the match

21:54 03 Sep

Medvedev holds for the 4-1 lead in the fourth set, two games away from the semi-finals

21:46 03 Sep

Medvedev saves break point and holds for 3-0 in the fourth set

21:39 03 Sep

Medvedev breaks in the fourth set! 7-6 6-3 3-6 2-0

21:32 03 Sep

Wawrinka survives four break back points and holds to close out the third set 6-7 3-6 6-3

21:17 03 Sep

Wawrinka holds and leads 5-2 in the third set

21:06 03 Sep

Wawrinka backs up the break with a comfortable hold, leads 3-0 in the third set

21:04 03 Sep

Wawrinka gets the early break in the third set! 6-7 3-6 2-0

20:56 03 Sep

Medvedev takes a two-set lead against Wawrinka 7-6 6-3

20:49 03 Sep

Medvedev leads 7-6 5-2

20:43 03 Sep

Medvedev leads Wawrinka 7-6 4-1

20:40 03 Sep

Medvedev breaks and leads 7-6 3-1

20:33 03 Sep

Medvedev leads Wawrinka 7-6 2-1

20:23 03 Sep

Medvedev takes first set against Wawrinka

20:16 03 Sep

Medvedev and Wawrinka into a first set tie break

20:08 03 Sep

Wawrinka holds for 6-5

20:05 03 Sep

Wawrinka breaks back! 5-5!

19:55 03 Sep

MTO for Medvedev

19:46 03 Sep

Medvedev still up a break 4-3 despite 6 DFs

19:39 03 Sep

Medvedev leads 3-1

19:30 03 Sep

Medvedev saves break point, holds for 2-0

19:23 03 Sep

Wawrinka broken to open

19:21 03 Sep

Medvedev won their only previous match

19:18 03 Sep

Live now! Stan Wawrinka vs Daniil Medvedev

18:51 03 Sep

GSM Elina Svitolina d. Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-4

18:43 03 Sep

Konta saves two match points to hold for 4-5

18:41 03 Sep

Svitolina up 6-4, 5-3

18:35 03 Sep

Svitolina breaks again for 4-3

18:28 03 Sep

Konta breaks back to 3-3

18:23 03 Sep

Svitolina has the break in the second set

18:00 03 Sep

SET Svitolina leads Konta 6-4

17:50 03 Sep

Svitolina saves break point & holds for 5-3

17:45 03 Sep

Svitolina re-establishes break lead at 4-3

17:38 03 Sep

Konta breaks back for 3-3

17:29 03 Sep

Svitolina breaks to lead 3-2

17:25 03 Sep

Solid holds for both women for 2-1

17:13 03 Sep

Konta pushed to 30-30 but holds to open

17:08 03 Sep

Players on court - let's go!

16:59 03 Sep

History awaits for Jo Konta?

16:53 03 Sep

What's coming up on day nine

16:44 03 Sep

Headlines from day 8

16:38 03 Sep

US Open live blog: Day 9

Live blog

18:39 03 Sep

How to stream US Open matches live

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They're also available to stream online via bet365 on a non-subscription basis - you just need funds in your account. See the image below for more details ...
05:05 04 Sep

Day 9 ✅

What a way to bring an end to Day 9...

Dimitrov had lost seven of his last eight matches coming into the US Open and was ranked No. 78 in the world, but he's put together a remarkable resurgence this fortnight to make a first semi-final at Flushing Meadows - and with Daniil Medvedev waiting, there's a solid chance for him to reach a first Grand Slam final.

But before we get there, two more men's quarter-finals have to be decided as Rafael Nadal - now the huge favourite for the title and only Grand Slam champion left in the draw - taking on Diego Schwartzman and Gael Monfils facing Matteo Berrettini, while on the women's side, Belinda Bencic meets close friend Donna Vekic and 19-year-old sensation Bianca Andreescu squares off against Elise Mertens.

Join us tomorrow as we do it all again, but until then, goodnight!
04:44 04 Sep

GSM Dimitrov

Here we go - can Dimitrov handle the pressure?

He gets to 15-0 after a long rally when Federer hits a backhand long. Good start.

And he's at 30-0 after Federer can't return a serve up the tee. Two points away...

Another weak backhand into the net from Federer and Dimitrov has three match points...

And there it is - an enormous win for Dimitrov and another heartbreaking slam loss for Federer - GSM to the Bulgarian 3-6 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 and he's into a first major semi-final against Daniil Medvedev!
04:43 04 Sep

Dimitrov to serve for the match

Federer at least forces Dimitrov to serve it out with a quick hold, but it feels like a stay of execution for the Swiss...
04:41 04 Sep

Dimitrov one game away...

Dimitrov not blinking as he closes in on the finish line - he holds to 15 and is one game away from victory at 5-1.
04:34 04 Sep

Dimitrov up 4-0 and on the brink of victory

Dimitrov consolidates the double break lead over Federer for 4-0. He's two games away from a first win over Federer and maiden US Open semi-final...
04:31 04 Sep

Dimitrov with the double break

This is eerily similar to last year when Federer was struggling so much physically agains John Millman...

Dimitrov has the double break for 3-0 and it's tough to see the Swiss in his current state being able to mount a comeback from here. Still, Dimitrov needs to close this out, which is easier said than done...
04:28 04 Sep

Dimitrov holds for 2-0

Ominous signs here for Federer as Dimitrov holds to love for 2-0...
04:26 04 Sep

Dimitrov breaks to open fifth set

Just as he did to open the fourth, Dimitrov breaks Federer and he's got the early advantage in the fifth. What a chance this is for the Bulgarian to claim his first ever win over the Swiss...
04:17 04 Sep

Federer goes off court with trainer...

Federer leaving the court to get treatment from the trainer for what you could only think is a back issue after he was stretching it out earlier...

This is a great opportunity for Dimitrov after his poor season to date - an injured Federer who's shanking his forehand and backhand to make a first US Open semi-final with Daniil Medvedev waiting...

Can the Bulgarian rise to the occasion?
04:03 04 Sep

SET Dimitrov: 6-4 - Going five!

Federer holds to love and the pressure is swiftly back on Dimitrov as he tries to serve out the fourth...

Federer takes the first point after a forehand cross court draws an error into the net from Dimitrov. 0-15.

And another FH into the net from the Bulgarian sees Federer go up 0-30. Cheap backhand error into the net now from Dimitrov and Federer has three break points...

Big serve out wide for Dimitrov for 15-40 and he gets to 30-40 after a Federer backhand drifts wide. Still one more chance here for the Swiss...

But Dimitrov snuffs it out with an ace for deuce. Clutch from the former World No. 3.  Dimitrov knocked off his feet from the Federer return and he can't recover in the point - fourth break point for Fed...

Dimitrov saves it with some brave play on his forehand, finishing off the point with a winner. Deuce again. But it's Federer who will have the fifth chance to break as Dimitrov nets another backhand.

Federer shanks an easy backhand into the net. He can't believe he missed that. Five break points have come and gone for him in this game. Deuce once more...

Dimitrov set point now after Federer nets the backhand again. Can he convert and force a fifth?

Yes he can! Federer sends a backhand long and Dimitrov takes it 6-4 - into a fifth we go!
04:01 04 Sep

Dimitrov holds for 5-3

Strong game there from Dimitrov when he easily could have wilted after failing to take seven break point chances in the previous game - he holds for 5-3 and he's one game away from taking this match to a fifth set...
03:56 04 Sep

Dimitrov misses SEVEN break points...

A lot going on in that game, but the bottom line is Dimitrov couldn't convert seven break points during an eight-deuce game and it's Federer - despite seemingly shaking out his back - who remains just the single break down at 3-4.

Will Dimitrov be left to rue those missed chances?
03:43 04 Sep

Dimitrov saves break point for 4-2

Dimitrov's turn to get out of trouble on serve as he saves break point at 30-40 to hold for 4-2. Federer with another cheap forehand error into the net down game point...
03:37 04 Sep

Federer narrowly avoids falling further behind

Dimitrov had a mini-opening there to claim a double break, but Federer recovers from 15-30 and holds for 2-3.
03:26 04 Sep

Dimitrov consolidates for 2-0

Federer is spraying his forehand all over the place and another error on that wing sees Dimitrov consolidate the early break in the fourth for 2-0.
03:23 04 Sep

Dimitrov breaks to open fourth set

A great response from Dimitrov as he breaks in the opening game of the fourth set - he's still in this, with Federer missing a lot of forehands at the moment...
03:17 04 Sep

SET Federer: 6-3

A brilliant lob creates set point for Federer and he wins it 6-3 after Dimitrov misses a backhand into the net.

A shame for Dimitrov, who worked his way so nicely back into the match in the second set and early stages of the third, but he can't maintain that level, and Federer, despite looking wobbly on his forehand with numerous shanks, is in a commanding position, leading 6-3 4-6 6-3.

He's one set away from the semi-finals...
03:15 04 Sep

Federer leads 5-3

Federer avoids what could have been almost a carbon copy of the second set, saving two break points from 15-40 and holding for 5-3 with some sublime net play.

Dimitrov serving to stay in the set..
03:09 04 Sep

Federer breaks for 4-3

Dimitrov can't dig himself out of trouble a second time - and once again, he's doubled faulted on break point as Federer moves ahead in this all-important third set.

Fed's FH still a bit shaky right now, but he's doing just about enough and letting Dimitrov think about the situation.
02:58 04 Sep

Dimitrov holds for 3-2

Huge stuff from Dimitrov as he recovers from 0-40 and save three break points to hold for 3-2.

Federer's forehand letting him down in the big moments there...
02:40 04 Sep

SET Dimitrov: 6-4

Federer was up 30-0 and cruising, but Dimitrov wins three points in a row and he's got set point out of nowhere!

And Dimitrov wins it after Federer shanks a forehand wide... Who saw that coming after Federer broke back?!

Dimitrov with some better numbers than Federer now, at least where the winners and unforced errors are concerned - the Bulgarian has a 20-18 ratio, while the Swiss is an opposite 18-20.

Game on!
02:33 04 Sep

Federer breaks back for 4-5

Here we go - can Dimitrov serve out the set?

Not a good start as he nets a forehand for 0-15. And now he's down 0-30 after being wrong-footed by a Federer backhand pass...

A good serve out wide draws a shank return from Federer into the net and he Dimitrov gets to 15-30. But Federer responds with some aggressive forehands and Dimitrov nets a forehand for 15-40.

Two break points for the Swiss coming up...

Ace for Dimitrov to save one - but disaster on the next point as he double faults to gift Federer the break. Poor game there from the Bulgarian when he needed to step it up.

Federer back on serve at 4-5.
02:28 04 Sep

Dimitrov leads 5-2

Brilliant game to back up the break for Dimitrov and he does indeed consolidate for 5-2. Apart from a loose opening game of the match where he dropped serve, he's been right in this.

Needs to keep his composure as he tries to level this at one set apiece over the next 10 minutes...
02:25 04 Sep

Dimitrov breaks for 4-2

Big 'cmon' from Dimitrov as his hard work pays off and he breaks Federer for the first time.

The Bulgarian is up 4-2, but can he consolidate?
02:12 04 Sep

Federer saves break point for 1-1

Dimitrov continues to gradually work his way into this match and even creates a break point for himself in that game, but Federer quickly snuffs it out with an ace before holding for 1-1, neatly putting away an overhead at net.
02:04 04 Sep

SET: Federer 6-3

Comfortable opening set for Federer as he wins it 6-3 in just 29 minutes.

An even eight winners & unforced errors for Fed, while he's dominant behind his first serve, winning 17 of 20 points.

Dimitrov started to find his range more as the set went on, but he came unstuck with 12 unforced errors and three double faults, while he also won just 44 per cent of points behind his second serve. Needs to find something to get Federer out of his comfort zone in the second...
01:58 04 Sep

Federer leads 5-2

The good news for Dimitrov is that he's starting to make small inroads in Federer's service games and in baseline exchanges.

The bad news for Dimitrov is that he's down 2-5 and running out of chances to come back in this opening set...
01:45 04 Sep

Dimitrov on the board

That'll feel good for Dimitrov as the Bulgarian recovers from 0-30 to hold and get on the board for 1-3.
01:39 04 Sep

Federer breaks for 2-0

Poor opening service game from Dimitrov as he hits a double fault and forehand error to gift Federer the break for 2-0.
01:17 04 Sep

Federer vs Dimitrov - live now!

From one GOAT to another...

Roger Federer is out on Ashe as he continues his bid for a first US Open title since 2008 against a resurgent Grigor Dimitrov.

Federer is 7-0 against the former World No. 3 - will it be another victory for the Swiss maestro tonight, or can Dimitrov find something special and claim what would be one of the biggest wins of his career?
01:11 04 Sep

Serena making statements...

That was ridiculously impressive from Serena. Wang is absolutely no slouch - she's beaten the likes of Svitolina, Pliskova, Venus, Barty, Sabalenka and Wozniacki in her career, but she simply had no answers for Serena's explosive power tonight.

If the American can maintain this level, she's going to give herself a great chance to win that 24th Grand Slam title. As mentioned, she's the only player left in the draw to have played a Grand Slam final, let alone win one, let alone win 23...

Another big opportunity on the horizon for Serena - will she be able to capitalise this time?

Serena vs Elina semi-final coming up on Thursday.
01:02 04 Sep

GSM Serena

GSM Serena 6-1 6-0

Absolutely breathtaking display from Serena as she completes her 100th win at the U.S. Open to advance into a semi-final clash with Elina Svitolina.

24 winners, 10 UEs, 44 minutes - what a performance...
00:53 04 Sep

Serena closing in on victory...

Another break for Serena and this one is almost over...

18 winners to zero, 38 total points to 13. Tough night at the office for Wang...
00:46 04 Sep

Serena breaks to open the second

Consecutive backhand winners crosscourt and Serena breaks to love to open the second. This is scary good right now by the 23-time major champion...
00:42 04 Sep

SET Serena: 6-1

Utterly dominant opening set from Serena as she rifles a forehand cross court to win it 6-1.

12 winners for Serena & 11/12 first serve points won, while Wang has 0 winners for 7 UEs...

Serena halfway to the SFs and a 100th US Open match win...
00:40 04 Sep

Wang on the board

Hopefully that will help Wang settle as she holds to get on the board in the opening set - but Serena is on the brink of closing out the set as she serves for it now at 5-1.
00:32 04 Sep

Serena cruising at 4-0

Wang really struggling to find a way to impose herself on this match and Serena early as the American breaks again and races out to a 4-0 lead.
00:21 04 Sep

Serena breaks early for 2-0

Perfect start for Serena as she breaks Wang in her first service game after following a big backhand into the net and finishing off with a drive FH volley.
00:00 04 Sep

Serena vs Wang - live now!

It's time for the first match of the night session and second women's quarter-final as 23-time major champion Serena Williams comes up against Chinese No. 1 Wang Qiang.

It's the first meeting between the pair as Serena hopes to shrug off an ankle scare from the previous round and continue her bid for an elusive 24th Grand Slam - but don't discount Wang, who is exceptional at absorbing pace & power and redirecting the ball across the baseline.

She'll get plenty of that from Serena, but can she handle that and the general occasion of playing her first major quarter-final?

And there's also the small matter of Serena gunning for 100 U.S. Open match wins if she comes out on top tonight.

Let's go!
22:00 03 Sep

Medvedev beats Wawrinka 7-6 6-3 3-6 6-1

Double fault from Medvedev makes it 15-15.

Nerves, maybe? What nerves?!

Back to back aces get him two match points, and he closes out a magnificient performance with a stunning back hand lob.

An excellent performance from the Russian, who is into his maiden major semi-final.
21:57 03 Sep

Medvedev gets the double break, serving for the match

That really, should be that...
21:54 03 Sep

Medvedev holds for the 4-1 lead in the fourth set, two games away from the semi-finals

21:46 03 Sep

Medvedev saves break point and holds for 3-0 in the fourth set

Another terrific effort from Medvedev, who is doubling up as an impenetrable wall and an irresistible force. He has been unbreakable in defence and precise in offence.

The Russian is three games away from a spot in the semi-finals... 
21:39 03 Sep

Medvedev breaks in the fourth set! 7-6 6-3 3-6 2-0

Tremendous defence from Medvedev draws the error from Wawrinka- 0-40, and Wawrinka plays a nothing high backhand volley to drop his serve to love.

Medvedev has the lead in the fourth set...
21:32 03 Sep

Wawrinka survives four break back points and holds to close out the third set 6-7 3-6 6-3

Wawrinka produces an ugly shank off the backhand to open, but a big first serve gets him to 15-all...

A cute drop shot winner helps him to 30-15, but he fails woefully with another attempted drop short, and it's 30-30 

Wawrinka slams a forehand winner down the line to reach set point, but he hits a horror forehand on the next point to take the game back to deuce...

Break back point Medvedev as Wawrinka's forehand fails to clear the net, but a huge first serve down the middle saves the day for Stan, deuce...

Not out of trouble yet though...

Wonderful from Medvedev- defence to attack and he draws the error from Wawrinka, but the Swiss sends another big first serve down the T to erase the break point...

Stan sprays a backhand into the tramlines to concede another break point, but Medvedev's forehand is call out by the chair umpire and we are back at deuce...

A massive first serve gives Wawrinka another set point, but the former champion floats a backhand long and we return to deuce...

Wawrinka double faults to give up a fourth break point of the game, but he comes up big under pressure again, slamming an overhead to take us back to deuce...

Set point No. 3 for Wawrinka as Medvedev misses the line with a backhand return, and he finally closes out the set when Medvedev fails to clear the net with a backhand! 

Stan puffs his chest, nods his head, raises his fist, and struts to his chair.

We will need a fourth set on Ashe.
21:17 03 Sep

Wawrinka holds and leads 5-2 in the third set

Wawrinka has an easy short forehand for 30-0, but he inexplicably errs wildly... 15-15...

The Swiss shanks a forehand a quality Medvedev return to fall into a 15-30 hole, trouble, but he tidies up his game and escapes with a hold.

One game away from taking this into a fourth set.
21:06 03 Sep

Wawrinka backs up the break with a comfortable hold, leads 3-0 in the third set

The Swiss bangs an ace down the T to close out the game.

Much more positive body language from the 2016 champion.
21:04 03 Sep

Wawrinka gets the early break in the third set! 6-7 3-6 2-0

Medvedev double faults to gift Wawrinka two break points, and the Swiss breaks when Medvedev, under pressure, chips a forehand into the net!

Start of a fightback, maybe?
20:56 03 Sep

Medvedev takes a two-set lead against Wawrinka 7-6 6-3

Medvedev lands two big first serves to reach 30-0, but Wawrinka is able to get into a rally in the next two points, and gets to 30-30...

Medvedev finds a first serve again, and puts away a forehand winner, and another first serve finds its mark as the Russian takes a two-set lead!

One set away from the semi-finals!
20:49 03 Sep

Medvedev leads 7-6 5-2

Wawrinka gets to deuce again, but Medvedev wriggles through, sealing the game when Wawrinka sprays another second serve return wide.

Rock solid from Medvedev so far, not so from Wawrinka, who's looked subdued today...
20:43 03 Sep

Medvedev leads Wawrinka 7-6 4-1

The Russian backs up the break with a comfortable hold, and is looking a lot more comfortable physically at the moment...
20:40 03 Sep

Medvedev breaks and leads 7-6 3-1

Medvedev gets to deuce with a cracking backhand return down the line, and another flat backhand return forces the error from Wawrinka- break point...

The Russian breaks as Wawrinka sprays a forehand over the baseline!
20:33 03 Sep

Medvedev leads Wawrinka 7-6 2-1

On serve early in the second set, as Medvedev slams down an ace down the middle to close out the latest hold of serve.

Wawrinka saw a couple of deuces in that game, but the Swiss was generous with a few missed second serve returns...
20:23 03 Sep

Medvedev takes first set against Wawrinka

Medvedev jumps out to a 3-0 lead in the tie break, and he maintains the mini break until 5-4, when he dumps a tough low volley into the net... 5-5

Medvedev serves and volleys on the next point, but his volley goes long! Set point Wawrinka, but a huge first serve comes back with interest, and the Swiss misses with a forehand down the line a couple of shots later... 6-6!

Medvedev draws Wawrinka in with the drop shot, and the Swiss slices long to give Medvedev set point...

The Russian takes the set when a Wawrinka return goes long!
20:16 03 Sep

Medvedev and Wawrinka into a first set tie break

Wawrinka wins the first point with an overhead smash, and he's up 0-30 after another Medvedev double fault...

Medvedev wins a fine exchange at the net to get to 15-30, and the game is even when Wawrinka wastefully slams a return over the baseline...

Medvedev puts away a volley to reach game point, and he takes the game when Wawrinka's forehand clips the tape and flies long.

Chance missed from Wawrinka. A tie break will decide the opening set.
20:08 03 Sep

Wawrinka holds for 6-5

Wawrinka makes a meal of an easy short forehand to slip to 0-30...

An ace gets him back to 15-30, and he rockets a forehand winner down the line for 30-30...

The former champ reaches game point when a Medvedev return drifts long, and he closes the game when Medvedev crashes a backhand return into the net.
20:05 03 Sep

Wawrinka breaks back! 5-5!

Medvedev double faults via two foot faults to slip to 0-40...

He saves the first couple of break points, but can't clear the net on a third. Back on serve...
19:55 03 Sep

MTO for Medvedev

He's having his left thigh wrapped in tape.

His right thigh is already taped up, as is one of his arms. Unsurprising - he's played an insane amount of tennis recently.
19:46 03 Sep

Medvedev still up a break 4-3 despite 6 DFs

Medvedev is break point down again at 3-2, but erases it with a big serve-and-forehand winner combo - only to double fault (his sixth of the match) for a second break point.

Medvedev steps in behind a good serve and runs Wawrinka wide with a big forehand to save it, and holds with a couple of service winners.

Wawrinka responds with a solid hold.

The trainer is on for Medvedev, looking at his left leg/thigh.
19:39 03 Sep

Medvedev leads 3-1

Neither man is really shining at the beginning of this match with unforced errors aplenty. But having thought that Wawrinka had the advantage, I'm rapidly revising my opinion. Medvedev is soaking up his considerable offense with aplomb so far and extracting error after error from him.

And he holds from deuce for 3-1.
19:30 03 Sep

Medvedev saves break point, holds for 2-0

From 40-0 up to break point down for Medvedev, but Wawrinka gives away the chance to break with a backhand error, then misses another for game point Medvedev.

An ideal start for the Russian.
19:23 03 Sep

Wawrinka broken to open

He wasn't quick enough to the line after the end of the warm-up, apparently.

Wawrinka doesn't seem too bothered, simply raises a hand in acknowledgement and gets on with things.

He gets foot-faulted, then Medvedev's trademark defense draws him into a volley error and the Russian has two break points, converting when Medvedev does his award-winning impression of a brick wall again until Wawrinka goes long off the backhand.
19:21 03 Sep

Medvedev won their only previous match

But that was at Wimbledon in 2017 and was the last match Wawrinka would play before taking six months off to have two knee surgeries from which his game has still not quite recovered, so take that with a pinch of salt.
19:18 03 Sep

Live now! Stan Wawrinka vs Daniil Medvedev

Scattered boos as Russia's Daniil Medvedev, who has been trolling the crowds hard in his last two matches by thanking them for giving him the emotional fuel he needs to win his matches by booing him, takes the court to face 2016 champion Stan Wawrinka.

Wawrinka, of course, is trying to make it back to the semifinals of a Grand Slam since before his multiple knee surgeries in 2017.
18:51 03 Sep

GSM Elina Svitolina d. Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-4

Konta goes on the attack to force a Svitolina defensive error from 0-15 but can't do anything about a well-placed Svitolina serve for 15-15. 

The British player is dictating in the next point, too, but once again Svitolina's defense soaks up everything Konta can throw at her until she eventually misses. 30-15.

Konta attacks the net,. but once again her volley isn't good enough to prevent Svitolina chasing it down and striking a backhand pass winner on the run for two match points ...

And the first is converted. Elina Svitolina is into the US Open semifinals for the first time in her career!
18:43 03 Sep

Konta saves two match points to hold for 4-5

Svitolina is just a couple of points away at 15-30, and no doubt would dearly love to break for this instead of having to serve it out.

She's close to match points as she almost makes a winning return off Konta's second serve, but just misses for 30-30 - but Konta frames a forehand for 30-40.

Match point #1 is saved with a big serve - can Konta get out of this game? She hits a sequence of dominant forehands to work Svitolina out wide to her forehand side for the error and ad - something she just hasn't been able to do enough times in this match.

A very deep return right on to her shoelaces sees Konta make the error for deuce #2, though, and she misses a backhand long trying to run Svitolina from side to side for a second match point ...

Again Konta's big serve comes to her rescue, a solid delivery down the T - and she finds two more solid serves to hold and force Svitolina to serve for the match.


18:41 03 Sep

Svitolina up 6-4, 5-3

Konta had a chance to push it to deuce, but makes a bad unforced error at the net and Svitolina holds to 30 to put herself 5-3 up - within touching distance of that US Open semifinal.
18:35 03 Sep

Svitolina breaks again for 4-3

Live by the drop shot, die by the drop shot. Svitolina chases one down and Konta doesn't really seem to have a plan for this eventuality, trailing 0-30 as a result. 

Make it 0-40 after an unforced error - so far this set is a real carbon copy of the last one.

Konta attacks the net and Svitolina chases down her not-good-enough volley for a running pass winner up the line and the break. 
18:28 03 Sep

Konta breaks back to 3-3

An unforced error from Svitolina off the ground does open up a window for Konta at 15-30, and she tries the backhand slice again. This time, Svitolina elects to slice back and Konta immediately makes a wild error. Really not sure this slice tactic is quite going to get the job done, Jo.

Svitolina polishes off a short ball with a forehand drive for game point, but can't find a first serve and gets pegged back to deuce. Konta overpresses on a second-serve return though, her aggressive forehand shading long, and Svitolina has game point to put daylight between them in the scoreline once again - only to be denied by a superb bit of play from Konta!

The British player's return dropped short, bringing Svitolina in, and Konta read the direction of Svitolina's putaway to force a high volley from her which Konta was able to put away. Nicely done - and she seems invigorated by that, turning up the heat on her shots to set up break point. 

And she breaks with a winning drop shot! 
18:23 03 Sep

Svitolina has the break in the second set

It's looking very much like it's going to be a second Grand Slam semifinal for Svitolina, and a fourth win over the Brit. It's just quite a comfortable match up for the Ukrainian, and she's playing well within herself as she takes a 3-2 lead in the second set, converting her second break point.
18:00 03 Sep

SET Svitolina leads Konta 6-4

Konta delivers a strong hold to force Svitolina to serve it out, then goes on the attack at 30-15, stepping in for a series of backhands to force an error from the Ukrainian.

Set point for Svitolina after a service winner - but Konta saves it, smoking a huge backhand return then attacking the net and making a backhand volley winner. Beautifully played.

But that's a big chance squandered as Konta tees up for a second-serve return and misses it well long. Set point #2 for Svitolina - she can't find a first serve and Konta smacks a backhand down the line, but the incredible speed of Svitolina sees her get it back and it obviously throws Konta, who had no follow-up plan and misses her attempt at a drop shot well long.
17:50 03 Sep

Svitolina saves break point & holds for 5-3

Konta plays the drop shot again and although Svitolina chases this one down, Konta's ready to go hard at Svitolina at net and force the error for 30-30. 

The British player moves Svitolina wide to her backhand for an error and a point to break back, but Svitolina finds her third ace for deuce, then wins her first point when Konta has landed the drop shot, chasing it down and commanding the net. 

Svitolina holds with a service winner to put daylight between them in the scoreline for the first time.
17:45 03 Sep

Svitolina re-establishes break lead at 4-3

Svitolina bounces right back with a return winner to open the game, but Konta levels at 15-15 with a backhand winner down the line.

The Svitolina return crucially moves her a few steps on the next point, however, and she nets her backhand before attempting a backhand drop shot under pressure and netting it. 15-40.

Konta attacks the net to try to save it but her volley is not good enough and Svitolina lands a fantastic backhand cross-court passing shot to re-establish her break.
17:38 03 Sep

Konta breaks back for 3-3

Serving to consolidate, Svitolina is quickly 0-15 down as Konta strikes a return winner, then the British player builds a fantastic sequence of forehands, pummeling Svitolina into her forehand corner and then going for the winner down the line. But that's how good, how accurate, it has to be, for five, six, seven, eight shots or more at a time. It's a tough ask.

Svitolina with two good serves to level 30-30, and a smart move to sharpen up the angle on the cross-court backhand for game point. 

Konta steps in to smack a forehand winner for deuce, then a second deuce pops up as Svitolina misses a cross-court backhand wide. Her toughest service hold so far - and Konta's first break point as she throws in a very well-played drop shot. 

And Konta breaks as throwing in the slice does work for the first time, getting an error from Svitolina! 
17:29 03 Sep

Svitolina breaks to lead 3-2

Konta goes down 0-30 after losing a 14-shot rally that tells you an awful lot of what you need to know about the match-up - Konta could not have played that rally much better, mixing up the ball, going sideline to sideline, but Svitolina is such a fantastic defender she has little trouble soaking up everything and returning it with enough depth to keep Konta from getting too far inside the baseline, eventually eliciting the error.

Konta with a big first serve and a drive volley to 30-30, but Svitolina has her first break point as Konta pushes a backhand long from a tough three-quarter ball.

Svitolina with an error herself for deuce, then Konta actually comes out on top of a long rally for the first time, using her backhand to open up the court then unleashing the forehand winner. 

For the second time, Konta uses the backhand slice to change the rhythm of a cross-court rally and for the second time, she loses the point with Svitolina handling it well, returning a deep ball and getting an error - the Ukrainian is clearly not here to be sucked into a slice exchange. And Svitolina has the break for 3-2
17:25 03 Sep

Solid holds for both women for 2-1

Infuriatingly thanks to technical problems I lost the in-depth last update I typed, but what you need to know is:

- no breaks so far
- Konta has only lost one point when landing her first serve
- Svitolina won the only rally of any length with a clean backhand winner down the line
17:13 03 Sep

Konta pushed to 30-30 but holds to open

Svitolina wins the toss and puts Konta in to serve first, clearly hoping to seize an early break as the British player adjusts to the conditions on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Pushed to 30-30 on her serve, Konta finds one of her trademark first-strike balls on to the sideline which is challenged to no avail by Svitolina, and the British player holds with a big serve to set up a short ball, polishing it off with a swing volley.
17:08 03 Sep

Players on court - let's go!

It's a sunny day in Flushing Meadows, the roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium is most definitely open, and Elina Svitolina and Johanna Konta are on court warming up for the first of today's quarterfinals.

Fifth seed Svitolina is unbeaten vs her opponent today - can she lead the way into the second Grand Slam semifinal of her career?
16:59 03 Sep

History awaits for Jo Konta?

If she can beat Elina Svitolina today, she'll be the first British woman to make the semifinals of all four majors in the Open Era after doing so at the Australian Open (2016), Wimbledon (2017) and Roland Garros (2019).

Unfortunately she's 0-4 vs Svitolina ...
16:53 03 Sep

What's coming up on day nine

Today's all about the first four quarterfinals, all to be played on Arthur Ashe Arena, the first two back-to-back from 12pm local/5pm BST, the others coming up from 7pm local/12am BST.

As always, click on the links for in-depth analysis of featured matches.


There's also men's, women's and mixed doubles, junior and wheelchair tennis so click here for the full order of play at the US Open on Tuesday 3 September.
16:44 03 Sep

Headlines from day 8

Here's (some of) what you missed on day 8, which saw the fourth round completed and defending champion/top seed Naomi Osaka joining fellow defending champion/top seed Novak Djokovic on the sidelines ...

Belinda Bencic delivered a dazzling performance to dethrone Osaka and return to the US Open quarterfinals for the first time since making them as a precocious teenager five years ago.

Donna Vekic saves match point against Julia Goerges to make her first Grand Slam quarterfinal - and even she doesn't know how she did it.


And Rafael Nadal was tested for the first time in his campaign by Marin Cilic, but survived in four sets - raising the tantalising possibility that we might see him and Roger Federer play for the first time in New York.
16:38 03 Sep

US Open live blog: Day 9

Hello! And welcome to the live blog for day 9 of the 2019 US Open.

Can it really be day nine already? Yes, it can, and we've got the line-up of matches to prove it: Four quarterfinals, all of them intriguing in different ways, with the first one coming your way in about 20 minutes' time.

Jo Konta takes on Elina Svitolina, Stan Wawrinka battles Daniil Medvedev, Serena Williams clashes with Wang Qiang and Roger Federer trounces, I mean, faces Grigor Dimitrov.

We'll be here for all of it with live updates, commentary and analysis so please join us for another action-packed day at the fourth and final major of the year!


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The action is well and truly heating up as eight men and women remain in the hunt for the 2019 U.S. Open, but half of those contenders will be sent packing today as the quarter-finals start live from New York.

All four matches promise to be fascinating in their own way, with fifth seed Elina Svitolina and 16th seed Johanna Konta launching the day’s play on Ashe. Both players have been to the semi-finals of a Grand Slam before, Svitolina most recently at Wimbledon, but they are each looking to reach the final four at the U.S. Open for the first time. Svitolina holds a dominant 3-0 record in their head-to-head and has been on fire this tournament - is she set for back-to-back major semi-finals after a tough start to 2019?

Following that, the bad boy of the U.S. Open - fifth seed Daniil Medvedev - plays his first Grand Slam quarter-final against 2016 champion Stan Wawrinka. Medvedev has seemingly been running on empty over his last couple of matches after a hectic summer that yielded two finals in Washington and Canada and a first Masters 1000 crown in Cincinnati - does he have enough left in the tank for Wawrinka, who after benefitting from a Novak Djokovic retirement in the previous round (but might have beaten the Serbian at full strength with the way he was playing anyway) is trying to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final since coming back from double knee surgery at the start of 2018.

Serena Williams kicks off the night session as the legendary American continues her bid for a 24th Grand Slam title against the impressive Wang Qiang of China, who’s set to compete in her first major quarter-final. Another great chance to capture an elusive 24th major beckons for Serena - she’s the only remaining player in the draw who’s made a Grand Slam final, let alone won one, let alone won 23(!) - can she handle the pressure once again of being the heavy favourite?

Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov then clash in the fourth and final quarter-final of the day. Dimitrov has been (unfairly) compared to Federer his whole career, but it goes without saying he hasn’t come close to matching his achievements - and with a 0-7 record against the Swiss and a tough season to date, it’s unlikely that the Bulgarian will start now. But, stranger things have certainly happened - Federer isn’t the player he once was, is more susceptible to error-prone performances and Dimitrov has nothing to lose!

All in all, it promises to be a breathtaking day of quarter-final tennis live from Flushing Meadows - and as always, we’ll be right here to cover all of it from first point to last!


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U.S. Open 2019 Day 9 live scores, updates and commentary - Federer, Wawrinka, Serena gunning for semi-finals

Quarter-final action begins at the U.S. Open on Tuesday September 3, with Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Serena Williams among those hoping to secure a spot in the final four: live updates, scores and commentary from Day 9 live from Flushing Meadows.

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