The US Open is now at the business end, with the fourth round of the singles tournament coming to an exciting end with Ana Konjuh’s shock win over World No.4 Agnieszka Radwanska, who is yet to clear the fourth round of the US Open after failing to reach the quarters on four previous occasions.
So far a number of upsets have been scripted thanks to some scintillating performances by a couple of the unseeded players.
With hours to spare before the quarterfinals at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, let’s take a look at five unseeded players who have really stood out so far in the competition.
#5 Kyle Edmund
Pitted in a difficult draw of four quality players in Novak Djokovic, Richard Gasquet, John Isner and Mikhail Youzhny, 84th ranked Kyle Edmund was considered nothing but an outsider.
He was expected to lose in his opening match against 2013 semi-finalist Richard Gasquet, however, Edmund surprised the crowd at Flushing Meadows by beating the 13th seeded Frenchman in straight sets.
Edmund then beat local boy Ernesto Escobedo in straight sets to advance to the third round of a Grand Slam for the very first time in his career.
In the third round, he was up against 2011 quarter-finalist John Isner and produced another major upset by beating him in four sets. However, his journey came to an unsurprising end in the fourth round as he was beaten by World No.1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets.
However, the 21-year old Briton produced a very brave performance in the competition and will surely be one to look out for in the future.