US Open tennis: Marin Cilic bounced by Diego Schwartzman

Schwartzman reached the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time

Andy Murray's late withdrawal to join the list of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori as the big players missing left the men's draw top heavy.

World number one Rafael Nadal, all-time Grand Slam victor Roger Federer, Austrian Dominic Thiem and Belgium's David Goffin are the only players ranked in the top 10 that remain in NY.

The bottom half of the men's US Open draw turned into a free-for-all on Friday when No. 5 Marin Cilic and No. 10 John Isner were upset in Flushing Meadows.

No. 5 seed Marin Cilic was bounced from the US Open in the Round of 32 on Friday, losing in four sets to 29th-seeded Diego Schwartzman.

His energy reverberated throughout the match as he managed to out-muscle the veteran Cilic, who didn't play his best tennis, but that doesn't undermine how Schwartzman played in arguably a defining match at this point in his young career. In comparison, Nadal and Federer together have 81 Major quarter-finals appearances between them. While he has yet to make it past the fourth round in NY, this is surely his best chance to do so.

Schwartzman, 25, broke his opponent nine times, including four times in the third set, to ensure there are no former title winners in the bottom half of the draw and guarantee there will be a first-time US Open finalist. He was also in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.

To Pouille, the bottom half of the draw remains loaded, citing the strong years that numerous players in his section have had. The Tennis Channel will be running a preview show between 8 a.m. -11 a.m. ET, along with replays through the days and nights of the tournament.

The night feature on Ashe pits five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova against 139th-ranked USA teen wildcard Sofia Kenin.




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Garbine Muguruza will have her eyes set on the U.S. Open crown in NY after seeing some of the women's favourites drop out early, and she will face Magdalena Rybarikova for a fourth-round spot on Friday. The 17th seed had a topsy-turvy ride in 2016 due to injuries and ended the year ranked 67.

Canadian teenager Shapovalov has been the fairytale sensation of the US Open so far.

Cilic, 28, who claimed the US Open title in 2014, is the fourth top-10 seed to exit the competition.

Another dark horse looking to continue their recent run of form is Borna Coric, who will be hoping to back up a win over fourth-seed Alexander Zverev with victory against Kevin Anderson of South Africa. "Open semifinalist Pablo Carreno-Busta" or "Grand Slam finalist Sam Querrey".

Carreno Busta has not dropped a set at the US Open so far in his three easy victories over qualifier Evan King, qualifier Cameron Norrie and qualifier Nicholas Mahut.

He will take on either Lucas Pouille or Mikhail Kukushkin in the fourth round.

Sharapova, the 2006 US Open victor, has already beaten Halep and Hungary's Timea Babos in her first Grand Slam since serving a 15-month doping ban after testing positive for the blood booster meldonium, at the 2016 Australian Open.

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