#Tennis: Fearless teenagers and hungry qualifiers light up #USOpen2021

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – With the old names missing, new faces have taken the spotlight at the U.S. Open as fearless teenagers and hungry qualifiers leave their mark on the year’s final Grand Slam.

“It’s a crazy ride,” said Germany’s Oscar Otte, one of three qualifiers to reach the fourth round of the men’s draw. “Just unbelievable. I didn’t expect that I could come so far.

“Let’s see when this ends.”

On the women’s side of the slam, British 18-year-old Emma Raducanu continued her stunning U.S. Open debut demolishing Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0 6-1 on Saturday to reach the fourth round.

On the women’s side of the slam, British 18-year-old Emma Raducanu continued her stunning U.S. Open debut demolishing Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0 6-1 on Saturday to reach the fourth round.

“I don’t know why finally my game is clicking,” said Fernandez. “My coach, my dad, is saying be patient, have confidence in your game, it will show in matches.

On the men’s side, 18-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz toppled Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, becoming the youngest player to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam event since 17-year-old Andrei Medvedev at 1992 Roland Garros.

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