Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during their 2016 US Open men's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2016 in New York. / AFP / Don EMMERT
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Novak Djokovic reached the U.S. Open last 16 in just 32 minutes Friday when Mikhail Youzhny retired injured before fellow two-time winner Rafael Nadal also made the fourth round for the first time in three years.Defending men's champion Djokovic was 4-2 ahead in the first set when Russian 34-year-old Youzhny called it quits suffering from a left hamstring injury.Jack Sock, the American 26th seed, reached the fourth round for the first time by knocking out 2014 champion Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in tie where he did not face a single break point.The 23-year-old Sock, whose last two appearances at the U.S. Open had ended in retirements, goes on to face French ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.Wozniacki, who knocked out ninth-seeded former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round, clinched a seventh win in seven meetings over unorthodox Monica Niculescu of Romania.Tsurenko, the world 99, made the last 16 at a Slam for the first time by beating 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 .
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