US Open tennis: Day 8 LIVE updates: Alexander Zverev v Jannik Sinner before Britain’s Emma Raducanu in action

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This will be their third meeting with one win apiece in their fledgling rivalry. Sinner triumphed in four sets in the last 16 at the 2020 French Open while Zverev won the indoor hard court semi final in Cologne in straight sets later that year.

The players are due out at Arthur Ashe Stadium from 17.00 BST.

Welcome to day eight!

Welcome in for our LIVE game-by-game updates of today’s big action at the US Open. You can, of course, follow what’s happening in the late session via our US Open score centre.

Emma Raducanu may only be 18 but she will have plenty of pressure on her against Shelby Rogers on Monday afternoon as the only Briton in action on Day 8 at the US Open.

Elsewhere, Novak Djokovic will have to take on American player Jenson Brooksby, who stands in his way of the quarter-finals.

But first up on Arthur Ashe Stadium we have fourth seed Alexander Zverev taking on Italy’s rising star Jannik Sinner.

Order of Play, Monday, September 6 – From 4PM UK Time

Arthur Ashe Stadium (5pm)

  • A. Zverev (GER) [4] vs. J. Sinner (ITA) [13]
  • S. Rogers (USA) vs. E. Raducanu (GBR)

Not before 12am

  • N. Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs J. Brooksby (USA)
  • M. Sakkari (GRE) [17] vs. B. Andreescu (CAN) [6]

Louis Armstrong Stadium (4pm)

  • B. Bencic (SUI) [11] vs. I. Swiatek (POL) [7]
  • R. Opelka (USA) [22] vs. L. Harris (RSA)

Not before 8pm

  • O. Otte (GER) vs. M. Berrettini (ITA) [6]

Grandstand (9pm)

  • K. Pliskova (CZE) [4] vs. A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [14]

‘The real deal’ – Wilander wants everyone to believe Raducanu hype

How Raducanu ‘transcends crowd and gets them on her side’

Emma Raducanu is back in the fourth round of a Grand Slam and Mats Wilander believes the Brit will not only be able to cope, but can thrive, against Shelby Rogers and the home crowd support the American will receive.

The 18-year-old’s remarkable run in New York continued as she downed Sara Sorribes Tormo in incredible fashion in the third round, losing just one game and playing some scintillating tennis in matching her stunning campaign at Wimbledon in the summer.

Raducanu was utterly irrepressible in completely destroying Sorribes Tormo with 23 winners hit from all over the court, and Eurosport’s Mischa Zverev has described the young Brit as “fearless”.

Now fellow Eurosport expert Wilander says she can meet the challenge of going up against both Rogers, and a likely boisterous New York crowd supporting the American, in their highly-anticipated clash on Monday evening.

“I think it will change the dynamic early in the match for sure,” Wilander told Eurosport regarding the potential impact of the crowd factor.

I do think Raducanu is one of those players who transcends the crowd, and she actually gets them on her side.

“Because she is pumped, she is smiling, she plays a very attractive style of tennis and she moves so smoothly out there.

“So of course they will be rooting for the American out there, Rogers, but I think there will be a lot of neutral fans who will take to Raducanu straight away.

“Rogers obviously played the match of her life in beating Ash Barty, having lost four times to her this year, and she is a good mover. She is very powerful.

“It’s possible Raducanu will get overpowered at times, but I think she is so mature – which she has shown here and at Wimbledon too – and she is not afraid of that big moment, so I think she is going to do fine.”

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