Mats Wilander raised doubts on Novak Djokovic's fitness condition in the long run. The Serb has reached the US Open fourth round without dropping any set but he is dealing with a shoulder injury. "It was really bad", admitted the Swede.
"You would think he would be able to fix it but if you have a shoulder problem when you hit the two-handed backhand it's very difficult and that's his best shot too. That's gonna hurt on every backhand. You are like, I may win tonight, but can I get through till the next match with this injury? And how much will it cost in the long term?" Wilander also praised Alex De Minaur who defeated Kei Nishikori: "De Minaur is probably the fastest player out there.
He hits the ball very flat, he keeps the ball in play and conditions are perfect for him. Not too slow, not too fast. He has the heart of a lion-like Lleyton Hewitt." Analyzing his win overall, the Australian said: "Obviously, I knew that I couldn't have any lapses of concentration, because obviously Kei, the firepower he has, if he gets things going, then, you know, I'm definitely in trouble.
So I had to make sure to try and keep holding on to my serve and just make him play as much as I could on his serve and hopefully build enough pressure to just get a couple of cheap ones here and there and maybe get the break."