|Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Events: 29 Aug-11 Aug September|
|Cover: Daily radio commentary via BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app, with selected live text commentary and match reports on the website and app|
Britain’s Cameron Norrie saw his run at the US Open ended in the fourth round at the hands of Russia’s Andrey Rublev.
Seventh-seeded Norrie, 27, was looking to reach his second straight quarterfinal at a Major – and second of his career – but lost 6-4 6-4 6-4.
The Wimbledon semi-finalist had yet to drop a set in those two weeks earlier but was far from his best.
Rublev, seeded at ninth, plays either Spain’s Rafael Nadal or home hope Frances Tiafoe in the last eight.
Norrie had moved through the draw efficiently and calmly, demonstrating his position as one of the form players on the ATP Tour.
But from the start, the ninth in the world rankings seemed more cautious than in previous victories against Frenchman Benoit Paire, Portuguese Joao Sousa and Norwegian Holger Rune.
Rublev was a step up in class and Norrie couldn’t really gain a foothold after a good start in the match.
The Briton found himself in a position he’d never been in this tournament – having to fight back from behind – when a poor service game in the first set put a 5-4 lead.
Three loose shots made Norrie look annoyed with himself, and after removing his sweaty shirt as he walked to his chair, he couldn’t stop Rublev from serving the set.
Even a ridiculous rain delay doesn’t stop Rublev
Norrie may have been a little aggressive with his return and still lacked rhythm when he collapsed early in the second set.
Eventually he found a better balance as he threatened to hit back in game three only for Rublev to stop and keep the advantage.
Rublev had all the momentum but was suddenly stopped by a rain shower. The game was first stopped when the score was 3-2 and the crowd was told the roof would be pulled down.
But it wasn’t and play continued despite the threat of a downpour looming over them.
With Rublev leading 4-3, it was still spitting and eventually the decision was made to close the roof – resulting in a 20-minute delay as the sodden pitch now had to be dried with towels after hesitation.
Still, it didn’t hurt Rublev’s flow all that much.
When play resumed, the Russian served out a two-set lead and Norrie shook his head at a poor forehand return on a second serve at 5-4 Deuce.
Rublev continued to be relentless when he broke early in the third set, leading to Norrie breaking his racquet in a fit of rage rarely seen in him.
The clearance worked when he broke back in the next game and then it was Rublev’s turn to burn as a tense set ignited.
Another nervous play from Norrie was punished, however, as Rublev smashed a superb backhand cross-court winner to break and serve at 5-4 to make his third US Open quarterfinal.