Aug 31 (Reuters) - Round-up of day four at the U.S. Open championships on Thursday:
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “These five set battles are actually a lot of fun. I feel quite warmed up now.” - Five-time champion Roger Federer after his second five-setter in two rounds.
FACT OF THE DAY: With his victory over Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny, Swiss Roger Federer moved to the second spot on the U.S. Open match wins list. The 19-times grand slam winner now has 80 wins, one ahead of American Andre Agassi. Jimmy Connors leads the pack with 98 wins.
STATISTIC OF THE DAY: After a string of upsets in the first two rounds, Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem are as the only players in the top 10 of the ATP rankings left in the U.S. Open draw.
PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: American Shelby Rogers outlasted 25th-seeded Australian Daria Gavrilova 7-6(6) 4-6 7-6(5) in a marathon second round encounter that lasted three hours and 31 minutes on Court 10. It was the longest women’s singles match in U.S. Open history. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)