Osaka crushes Tsurenko in US Open quarters

Osaka crushes Tsurenko in US Open quarters

Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates her win over Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine in a quarter-final match on day ten of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Nishikori reached the last four of the men's singles with a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-4 victory over Marin Cilic - the man who beat him in the 2014 final.

In many ways, Osaka came into this tournament under the radar after winning just one match in the USA hard court summer, but she's been locked in and determined to prove herself on the biggest stage this time around.

"I think she can, you know, win a title now, even (a) Grand Slam".

"The quarters was sort of my mental goal, every time I played a Grand Slam", said Osaka.

Next up for Nishikori is a clash against either two-time champion and former world number one Novak Djokovic or John Millman, the Australian who stunned Roger Federer in the fourth round.

Meanwhile, Osaka won a Masters title at Indian Wells and with her strong run in NY, where she will next play 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys, she has picked up more of a following from the Japanese media - though she believes there's a different reason for that.

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"I was freaking out inside", Osaka said.

She has a chance to reach a career-high ranking after the tournament.

But this has been her best run on the biggest stage and, after a real battle in the last round against fellow young gun Aryna Sabalenka, Osaka returned to her dominance of the first three matches. That was at Wimbledon in 1995, and both Shuzo Matsuoka and Kimiko Date lost in that round.

The heat was again intense and the Ukrainian, through to this stage for the first time in her 29th slam, could not find her first serve and hit 31 unforced errors compared to just 10 winners.

Now there might be two such events in Japan this weekend.

"It's great to see", said Nishikori who missed the 2017 US Open due to injury.

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