Dominic Thiem eliminates Kevin Anderson at U.S. Open

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Dominic Thiem has eliminated 2017 U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson with a 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2) victory in the fourth round.

Anderson was hoping to earn a rematch with Rafael Nadal, who beat him last year in the final at Flushing Meadows. The No. 5 seed had also reached the Wimbledon final this year.

Instead it’s the ninth-seeded Thiem could play the top-ranked Nadal in the quarterfinals. That would be a rematch of this year’s French Open final, won by Nadal.