The winner of tonight’s match will advance to a semi-final clash with Daniil Medvedev, the 25-year-old Russian who booked a spot in the last four at Flushing Meadows for a third consecutive year by stopping the surprise run of Dutch qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp by a 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 scoreline.
The players are nearly finished with their warm-up and we should be under way momentarily.
Hello and welcome to Flushing Meadows for tonight’s second men’s quarter-final between Félix Auger-Aliassime and Carlos Alcaraz. We’ve got an absolute cracker on hand tonight in the Arthur Ashe Stadium nightcap as the 18-year-old Alcaraz, already the youngest US Open men’s quarter-finalist in the Open era, bids to become the youngest men’s semi-finalist at this event since Dennis Ralston at the 1960 US Championships.
Alcaraz and British qualifier Emma Raducanu give the US Open an 18-year-old in both the men’s and women’s quarter-finals for the first time since 1988, when men’s semi-finalist Andre Agassi and women’s finalist Gabriela Sabatini went that far.
He’s in tonight with the 12th-seeded Félix Auger-Aliassime, who is bidding to become the first Canadian semi-finalist in this tournament’s 140-year history.
The players should be coming out for their warm-up shortly and we’ll pick it up with game-by-game coverage from there!
Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s the big news from today’s day session: Leylah Fernandez’s stunning win over No 5 seed Elina Svitolina to reach the last four of the women’s singles.