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Roger Federer defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open but there were more concerns about the 36-year-old's fitness.
Juan Martin Del Potro dug deep within himself to seal one of the great US Open comebacks when he saved two match points and overcame illness to make the last eight.
Rafael Nadal hit form at the US Open to stroll into the quarter-finals for the first time in four years. It took him just an hour and 41 minutes to defeat Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.
In this year of tennis comebacks they hardly come more poignant than that of Petra Kvitova, who now finds herself within three wins of an unlikely US Open title.
Defending champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are yet to drop a set at the US Open this year after easing into the quarter-finals of the men's doubles.
MIKE DICKSON AT FLUSHING MEADOWS: Rafael Nadal had better make the most of his Grand Slam winning chances while he can, as he will soon be reminded at the US Open.
Karolina Pliskova needed just 46 minutes to race into the quarter-finals of the US Open with victory over Jennifer Brady. The world number one had struggled past Zhang Shuai in the last round.
Sam Querrey, the last American man standing at the US Open, would not be knocked off his feet as he strolled into the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows with a fine win over Mischa Zverev.
Petra Kvitova established herself as a contender for what would be the most remarkable of titles after defeating Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the fourth round of the US Open.
Venus Williams reached the US Open quarter-finals for the second time in three years with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are two wins away from a first meeting at the US Open, with the Swiss looking more likely to keep the appointment than the Spaniard.
MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: The red carpet laid down for Maria Sharapova at the US Open has ran out, after she was beaten by the relatively unheralded No 16 seed Anastasija Sevastova.
The British-Brazilian partnership won their second grand slam crown in New York 12 months ago and have made smooth progress so far, as they search for their third grand slam.
MIKE DICKSON: The 18 year-old lefthander was trying to become the youngest Grand Slam quarter finalist since Michael Chang in 1990 when he walked onto the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Roger Federer hit form at the US Open to ease into the fourth round. After five-set battles in his opening two matches, he needed an hour and 46 minutes to dismiss Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-3 7-5.
Rafael Nadal came from a set down to beat Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday night to advance to the last 16 of the US Open at Flushing Meadows on Saturday.
While the fancied names struggle, a former champion has been quietly working his way through the US Open draw. He is now eighteen months into his latest tennis comeback.
Pliskova, who reached the US Open final last year, had been pushed to three sets in her previous round by qualifier Nicole Gibbs and admitted afterwards she was feeling the pressure.
Andy Murray is expected to reveal plans to combat his hip problem by the end of this week, in what increasingly looks like the biggest decision of his career.
Maria Sharapova could not resist lobbing a barb at Caroline Wozniacki, one of her more outspoken critics, following her progress to the last 16 late on Friday night.