Novak Djokovic ends Kyle Edmund's US Open run

Tennis Channel recaps the day's action at the U.S. Open, where Serena and Venus Williams, Simona Halep, Any Murray and Stan Wawrinka won easily in the third round.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves against Kyle Edmund of Great Britain (not pictured) on day seven of the 2016 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Angelique Kerber ousted Petra Kvitova 6-3 7-5 to set up Vinci showdown.

Roberta Vinci, of Italy, reacts during her match with Lesia Tsurenko, of Ukraine, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in NY.

Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, celebrates after winning her match with Johanna Konta, of the United Kingdom, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in NY.

But he came through unscathed to ensure his quest for a 13th Grand Slam title and third this year remains on track.

Pouille's ascension has been of the conventional up-and-coming variety.

For a start, by reaching the fourth round in NY he has pushed his ranking up from No84 to a career high 55.

"So coming into the second week of a grand slam quarter-finals feeling good, it's exactly where I want to be".

Djokovic wasted little time establishing himself as the clear favorite as he earned multiple early breaks to seize a 6-2 win in the first set.

Juan Martin del Potro and Stanislas Wawrinka, both the players have proved their mettle time and again on the tennis circuit.

And even the other results now seem to be going his way, after Lucas Pouille's heroics eliminated Rafael Nadal from his path to the final. "I feel great at this moment physically; mentally as well".

But she won't underestimate Vinci, who stunned Serena in the semi-finals previous year. He knows that there is work ahead of him. "It's going to be interesting".

In the quarter-finals the world No1 will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, with the victor to face either Lucas Pouille or Gael Monfils.

Gael Monfils' sizzling summer rolls on with a quarterfinal run at the U.S. Open.

Djokovic did not play a point Wednesday, because his second-round opponent, Jiri Vesely, withdrew a couple of hours before the match, citing an arm injury.

The recuperation time Djokovic had enjoyed since his freakish display in the first round, thanks to a walkover and then Mikhail Youzhny's retirement after six games in the third round, seemed to have paid off.

Tsonga served at only 47% when he lost 6-7, 6-7 to Djokovic at Indian Wells earlier this season and to set up the points as he requires in his own service games he'll need much better than that tonight.

WOMEN'S QUARTERFINALS: Caroline Wozniacki has an apartment in Manhattan, so the U.S. Open offers all the benefits of a home tournament for her - sleeping in her own bed, lunch or dinner out with friends every day. Did she just hit the wall or was it a huge missed opportunity? "It was nice I've been consistently able to do that". Wozniacki lost in the tournament's semifinals in 2010 and 2011.

"Vallverdu will have a surfeit of valuable information to impart to Dimitrov before the battle for a quarter-final place takes place in the Arthur Ashe Stadium".

The two-time U.S. Open victor had played just four full sets, all coming in his first-round win. She was bothered over the past two weeks by an injured left Achilles tendon and back pain, but still reached her fourth quarterfinal in NY. Vinci planned to stay off her feet as much as possible Monday.

Djokovic said he doesn't have pain in the elbow. "I can't count on a miracle, though".

Related News: