The US Open is over for seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov.
The Bulgarian, tipped as a tournament favourite, was put out by unfancied Russian teenager Andrey Rublev in one of the biggest shocks so far of the competition.
Rublev, 19, captivated a packed Louis Armstrong Stadium with his speed and stinging ground strokes to see off the man once labelled ‘Baby Fed’ in straight sets, 7-5 7-6 6-3.
Talk about an upset! 🇷🇺
AndreyRublev97</a> beats 75 76 63 world n.9 Dimitrov and qualifies for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash">#USOpen</a> R3! Cheers to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NextGenATP?src=hash">#NextGenATP</a>! ☇ <a href="https://t.co/P6fiuvvJin">pic.twitter.com/P6fiuvvJin</a></p>— Next Gen ATP Finals (nextgenfinals) August 31, 2017
In the women’s draw, world number one Karolina Pliskova had to fight back from a set down to defeat local favourite Nicole Gibbs and move into the third round.
The Czech, a finalist at Flushing Meadows last year, was on the back foot until she rallied when facing breakpoint in the second; 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 it finished.
Happy with winning a competitively fought 2nd Round match! Looking forward to my 3rd round match and continuing my 2017 US Open journey! pic.twitter.com/eGC8fy3dEb— Karolina Pliskova (@KaPliskova) August 31, 2017