September 2, 2017 / 5:47 AM / 10 months ago

Tennis-U.S. Open round-up from day five

Sept 1 (Reuters) - Round-up of day five at the U.S. Open championships on Friday:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Petra Kvitova’ team wore blue t-shirts with ‘COURAGE’, ‘BELIEVE’ and a Czech phrase meaning ‘come on’ written brightly across the front as the Czech claimed a 6-0 6-4 victory over Caroline Garcia to reach the fourth round.

“When I was coming back we had this kind of idea to show something on the t-shirt,” she explained. “We were just trying to show what we need to comeback after such a tough time.”

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova is playing only her eighth tournament since missing five months of action after being stabbed in the hand last December.

FACT OF THE DAY: Canadian Denis Shapovalov, 18, became the youngest man to make it into the men’s fourth round of the U.S. Open since American Michael Chang (17) in 1989.

STATISTIC OF THE DAY: American Sam Querrey hit an impressive 19 aces and 49 winners during his 4-6 6-2 6-4 6-4 win over Radu Albot.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Germany’s Mischa Zverev stunned the American crowd with a 6-4 6-3 7-6(5) victory over John Isner.

Zverev committed just seven unforced errors during the match.

Zverev, the 23rd seed, picked up 41 points at the net to see off his 10th seed opponent Isner in just over two hours at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru)

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