Sunday was full of drama as Novak Djokovic sensationally retired with injury during his clash with Stan Wawrinka.
The Serbian was booed by the crowd after succumbing to a shoulder injury while two sets down to the Swiss and is out of the tournament he won last year.
Roger Federer had no such trouble, easing past David Goffin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0, while Serena Williams also secured a straight sets victory.
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Well, it will be very interesting to hear from Djokovic on that injury and his reaction to the crowd booing him as he walked off court.
Not a day without drama at the US Open this year. Will it be Federer, Nadal or perhaps even Wawrinka to succeed Djokovic as champion here at Flushing Meadows?
“Never the way you way to finish a match. I feel sorry for Novak. He’s an good friend, amazing champion and we’ve had some good battles. I feel sorry for him but I kept my levels tonight and was playing some good tennis. I’m happy to be back.”
Djokovic 4-6 5-7 1-1 Wawrinka
Steady start to the third set from both players with neither giving an inch of their serve.
Interesting. Djokovic is receiving treatment to his left shoulder – just as he did against Juan Ignacio Londero in the second round.
On he goes. A huge mountain to climb against a resilient Wawrinka.
Djokovic 4-6 5-7 Wawrinka
The whole crowd go silent as they watch and watch and watch Wawrinka’s backhand down the line just clear the baseline.
But he gets the job done as Djokovic’s dropshot falls way short. The crowd erupt – they know they’re watching a special performance here.
Wawrinka is just one set away from a famous victory.
Djokovic 4-6 5-5 Wawrinka
It’s not just the Wawrinka forehand, the backhand is coming into play now and Djokovic is being overpowered at the moment.
A confident winner seals the love hold. Where do we go from here?
Djokovic 4-6 5-4 Wawrinka
This is incredible. We’re watching the best returner in the game get outplayed and Djokovic is facing a potentially fatal break point.
He has to protect the serve here otherwise he could be two sets down and sure enough, keeps on serve with a stunning cushioned volley at the net.
A huge moment in the match, that.
Djokovic 4-6 4-4 Wawrinka
Supreme serving from the 23rd seed and he takes this one easily after some more bizarre shots from Djokovic.
He’s nowhere near his devastating best right now.
Djokovic 4-6 4-2 Wawrinka
The 33-year-old is still serving well and seals the hold with a 106mph ace that clips the corner of the service box.
Djokovic 4-6 4-1 Wawrinka
It just looked for a second there that Wawrinka might steal back that break, but the Swiss is beginning to tire in rallies now and slaps one into the net.
Djokovic 4-6 3-1 Wawrinka
With the control of this set seemingly out of his hands, Wawrinka does what he can do stay within touching distance of Djokovic with a love hold.
Djokovic 4-6 3-0 Wawrinka
The break has been nailed down and with a perfectly-placed 111mph ace.
Djokovic is growing in confidence now. The blip appears to be over.
Djokovic 4-6 1-0 Wawrinka
A fine response from Djokovic to losing that first set. Absolutely crucial he gets the break early on now.
Djokovic 4-6 Wawrinka
WHAT. A. POINT.
Absolutely outstanding stuff as both players are forced to improvise with their shots at the baseline and Wawrinka powers home a forehand, lapping up the support from the crowd.
Wawrinka holds off the Djokovic challenge and wins the first set at the very first attempt. What a brilliant display so far!
Djokovic 4-5 Wawrinka
The Serbian looks a bit frustrated and when he’s flustered that players like Wawrinka can enjoy themselves.
Djokovic does hold but not easily. He knows this game is crucial to the path of this match, with the Swiss serving for the match.
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Arthur Ashe Stadium
17:00: (3) Roger Federer (Swi) 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 (15) David Goffin (Bel), (8) Serena Williams (USA) 6-2, 6-4 (22) Petra Martic (Cro), (5) Elina Svitolina (Ukr) 7-5, 6-4 (10) Madison Keys (USA), (1) Novak Djokovic (Ser) ret. 4-6, 5-7, 1-3 (23) Stan Wawrinka (Swi)
Louis Armstrong Stadium
16:00: (18) Qiang Wang (Chn) 6-2, 6-4 (2) Ashleigh Barty (Aus), (16) Johanna Konta (Gbr) 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 (3) Karolina Pliskova (Cze), (9) Nicole Melichar (USA) & Kveta Peschke (Cze) v Cori Gauff (USA) & Catherine McNally (USA), Dominik Koepfer (Ger) v (5) Daniil Medvedev (Rus)
16:00: Alexa Guarachi (Chi) & Bernarda Pera (USA) v Caroline Dolehide (USA) & Vania King (USA), Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Alex De Minaur (Aus), Anna Kalinskaya (Rus) & Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) v Shuai Peng (Chn) & Alicja Rosolska (Pol), (8) Marcel Granollers (Spa) & Horacio Zeballos (Arg) v (10) Rajeev Ram (USA) & Joe Salisbury (Gbr)