Emma Raducanu is taking over the brand new Olympic champion Belinda Bencic on the Arthur Ashe Stadium within the US Open quarter-finals as we speak, because the British teenager goals to proceed her fairytale run in New York.
Raducanu, 18, has dispatched all of her opponents up to now in straight units and beat the American Shelby Rogers 6-2, 6-1 in 66 minutes final day trip. However she faces her hardest problem but within the Swiss eleventh seed, Bencic, who’s contemporary from gold medal glory in Tokyo and has additionally steamrollered her method to the final eight, beating Polish sensation and French Open champion Iga Swiatek within the earlier spherical.
Raducanu and Bencic have by no means met earlier than and it guarantees to be an intriguing encounter between two in-form gamers. Each have been aggressive find winners from the baseline up to now this event, however Raducanu could have to combine up her recreation if she is to keep away from taking over Bencic in a straight hitting match, one thing the Swiss would relish. A spot within the semi-finals of the US Open awaits the winner.
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Raducanu breaks! *Raducanu 3-3 Bencic
Sensible. Raducanu snaps up a Bencic second serve to ship her opponent out extensive and take management of the purpose, earlier than firing a winner down the road.
Raducanu takes intention at one other second serve within the subsequent level however finds the web along with her backhand – however the 18-year-old fares higher with the subsequent level as she forces Bencic into the error to maneuver to 15-30.
One other shot from Bencic goes lengthy, this time after an prolonged rally, brings up the break level – that was the primary prolonged rally the Brit has gained.
Bencic saves the break level after Raducanu goes on the assault however misses – earlier than a double fault from Bencic breaks up the second alternative.
And Raducanu takes it! Bencic makes the error and Raducanu is degree!
Jamie Braidwood8 September 2021 17:37
Raducanu 2-3 Bencic*
An ace down the T sees Raducanu take an early 30-0 lead in her subsequent service recreation, and that lead grows as Bencic sends a shot drift extensive.
An additional free shot from Bencic earns Raducanu the maintain to like. That was her finest recreation up to now.
Jamie Braidwood8 September 2021 17:31
*Raducanu 1-3 Bencic
Bencic is shortly establishing management of the rallies when her first-serve lands. Raducanu hits a shot into the web earlier than and is a bit too aggressive on the subsequent couple of factors, with two aggressive photographs lacking out extensive.
It seems to be like Raducanu is attempting to shorten the factors as a lot as attainable, however her aggressive photographs aren’t discovering the goal for the time being as Bencic holds to like.
Jamie Braidwood8 September 2021 17:29
Raducanu 1-2 Bencic*
Raducanu makes a few first serves to determine management in her subsequent service recreation, with a sensible crosscourt backhand clipping the road as she takes a 40-0 lead.
Bencic hits again with a formidable backhand down the road after Raducanu had superior into the web, earlier than she hits one other winner to maneuver to 30-40.
However after lacking her first serve, Raducanu finds the goal along with her second and holds after a Bencic backhand drifts extensive.
Raducanu is on the board.
Jamie Braidwood8 September 2021 17:25
*Raducanu 0-2 Bencic
Raducanu hits her first winner of the match with a forehand down the road to maneuver to 15-15 in Bencic’s first service recreation. That ought to settle some nerves.
Bencic is having pleasure within the opening exchanges nonetheless, and Raducanu places one other couple of groundstrokes into the web because the Swiss holds comfortably.
Do not forget that Raducanu was 0-2 down in opposition to Shelby Rogers within the earlier spherical earlier than storming again to win the opening set.
Jamie Braidwood8 September 2021 17:21
Bencic breaks: Raducanu 0-1 Bencic*
Raducanu opens her first service recreation with two errors, with one forehand and one backhand drifting extensive.
Bencic is aggressive on Raducanu’s serve and the 18-year-old hits a shot low into the web below stress to provide the Swiss three early break factors.
A second-serve ace from Raducanu saves the primary, however Bencic prevails within the subsequent rally as Raducanu hits the web because the world quantity 12 takes the opening break.
Jamie Braidwood8 September 2021 17:16
Raducanu vs Bencic
One half of the courtroom on Arthur Ashe is within the shade whereas the opposite is bathed within the sizzling, noon daylight. It may add an additional ingredient to the match to start with. Definitely, serving in opposition to the solar may very well be troublesome.
Right here we go! Raducanu will serve to begin this quarter-final.
Jamie Braidwood8 September 2021 17:12
Raducanu vs Bencic
Right here come the gamers! Emma Raducanu is launched onto Arthur Ashe and is given a heat welcome as she makes her method onto the sun-soaked courtroom.
That is the primary match of the day in New York and the followers within the stadium are wanting sparse for the time being – nevertheless it ought to replenish fairly shortly as soon as the motion will get underway.
Jamie Braidwood8 September 2021 17:07
Raducanu vs Bencic
Andy Murray is requested what recommendation he would give to Emma Raducanu forward of the most important match of her profession up to now.
“Lots of people would say to [Emma], simply exit and luxuriate in it – however that’s actually troublesome,” Murray says.
“She must be ready for nerves or if she comes up in opposition to any adversity. She hasn’t needed to take care of being damaged but.
“You may’t all the time dictate how these matches go however you may management your effort. Her staff can have spoken to her about giving it every little thing on the market.”
Jamie Braidwood8 September 2021 17:02
Raducanu vs Bencic
Andy Murray, chatting with Amazon Prime, seems to be forward to Emma Raducanu’s quarter-final in opposition to Belinda Bencic on the US Open.
“I feel what [Raducanu] has finished up to now has been unbelievable – the convenience of her wins has shocked everybody,” Murray mentioned.
“It’s a possibility for her as we speak. Bencic can have a number of confidence coming off the Olympics however her outcomes earlier than then this season haven’t been spectacular, significantly within the Grand Slams.
“It’s a tricky match as a result of she has confidence, however Bencic is beatable if Raducanu performs in addition to she has finished up to now.”
Jamie Braidwood8 September 2021 16:53