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Australian star Alex de Minaur faces an uphill battle against Pablo Carreno Busta, with the Spaniard winning the first game 6-1 to secure his first break in the second.

The No. 18 Australian seed has struggled on serve, with Busta racking up six double faults so far.

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De Minaur will need to beat the No. 12 in five sets if he is to book a place in the round of 16.

Murray retires ‘absurd’ as five-year Grand Slam nightmare continues

Italy’s Matteo Berretini reached his fourth successive US Open last 16 on Saturday (AEST) after defeating 2012 champion Andy Murray.

World No. 14 Berrettini won 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (1/7), 6-3, crunching 18 aces and a total of 55 on Arthur Ashe Court.

The 26-year-old, a semi-finalist and quarter-finalist in 2019, will face Spain’s Alejandro Davidovic Fokina in the last eight.

“I wasn’t energetic enough in the third set but I’m feeling better in the fourth. I took my chances, the Italian finally said.

Berrettini beat Murray in June’s Stuttgart final and was in control from the start on Friday.

Murray handed the Italian the only break of the opening game in the seventh game, making it a good break in the opening game of the second.

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Murray hit back soon but Berretini’s powerful hitting put the Briton on the back foot as he earned another break in the ninth game to take a two-set lead.

The English star broke back in the third set to score and break even in the fourth set before the 26-year-old Italian held himself to victory after three hours and 47 minutes.

The loss left Murray without a place in the fourth round at a Slams since Wimbledon in 2017.

Speaking after the match, Murray reaffirmed his desire to continue and see how close he can get to the top of the tennis world again.

“I want to push and see how far I can go. “That’s inspiring to me and fun to watch,” Murray said.

“A lot of people told me I’d never play again, and a lot of people told me I could hit tennis balls but never compete professionally.

“It was pointless, and I want to see how close I can get back to the top level of the game. Yes, that’s the motivation.”

The fifth seed epic open us first

Tunisian Ons Jaber defeated American Shelby Rogers to reach the last 16 of the US Open for the first time.

Fifth seed Jaber, who made Wimbledon history in July after becoming the first African woman to reach the final at the All England Club, came from behind to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

The 28-year-old will meet Russian Veronika Kudermetova in the fourth round. Friday’s victory took Jabir into the fourth round of the US Open for the 10th time in question.

She had failed to advance past the third round in nine of her previous appearances in New York. “Crazy, crazy match,” Jaber said after her win. “Shelby plays well. I’m happy to get the win. It was hard to get used to the fact that she was playing well. I was happy that I kept fighting till the end and won. Rogers, the 31st seed, reached the quarterfinals in New York two years ago, her best performance at the tournament.

The right-hander from South Carolina made an impressive comeback in the third set, saving four match points before winning 5-2.

She then broke Jabir to cut the deficit to 5-3, but lost her next service game at love as the Tunisian surged ahead.

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