It was an intriguing tie-break, which saw Zverev double fault but he did fight back to move into a 4-2 lead. The German got the job done in the end but he will not forget this match in a hurry.
The fourth set is heading to a tie-break after Zverev cruises through his service game.
Bedene’s new feet power him to break Zverev and then hold on his own serve.
Bedene is having a medical timeout as his feet look quite knacked.
Bedene takes it to deuce but Zverev holds his nerve and serve to make it 2-2 in the fourth.
Zverev battles through to take his second set and Bedene wanders off for a break.
Fewer for problems for Zverev in the third set as he leads 4-1 against Bedene. He seemed to hurt himself after stretching for a shot, losing his racket in the process, so hopefully that won’t be too much of a burden.
In other news … Medvedev was fined £4,100 ($5,000) for unsportsmanlike conduct and £3,300 ($4,000) for a visible obscenity after his win over Feliciano Lopez. Here’s the story of that match …
Zverev has equalled things up in terms of sets against Bedene but was taken to deuce in his opening service game of the second.
Chung has played some incredible strokes throughout but he just could not compete with Nadal who has won the match in straight sets, 6-3. 6-4, 6-2.
Nadal breaks Chung to lead 2-1 in the third (and probably final) set. Zverev v Bedene is going with serve in the second.
Nadal serves for the second set and is about as clinical as you can get. He takes it and now leads the match 2-0.
Bedene wins the first set on a tie-break against Zverev. Could we have a shock on our hands?
Nadal breaks Chung and follows it up with some good work from the back of the court, which helps him hold his own service game to go 4-2 up in the second set.
Zverev was serving for the set, but is now at 5-3 up, having been broken by Bedene, and appears to be heading down to his own private hell. That happens a lot. Nadal is now at 2-2 in the second set with Chung. It is going with serve.
Zverev climbs up to 5-2 but is having something of a contretemps with the umpire; he is someone who plays on the edge.
Zverev has been cut back to 4-2 by Bedene after a marathon sixth game in which the German failed to force another break.
Nadal takes the first set 6-3 by serving an ace far beyond the wingspan of Chung.
Zverev, who has never been further than the quarter-final of a major, is 4-1 up on Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, and looking in fine fettle. Nadal, meanwhile, is serving for the first set.
Nadal now has his break, and has gone to 4-2 up on his bespectacled opponent.
Nadal is 3-2 up on Chung, though yet to break his Korean opponent. At the Louis Armstrong Stadium, it’s Alexander Zverev v Aljaz Bedene, with the German 1-0 up in the first set.
Ahn beats Ostapenko 6-3 75
There are emotions aplenty for Kristie Ahn, who has beaten Jelena Ostapenko. There are tears and big smiles, especially when that heavily bandaged knee problem is mentioned. “Keep ‘em coming,” she says.
Nadal is on court, and will serve first; he serves to love to win the first game. Ahn, by the way, is 4-5 with Ostapenko in that second set but it’s going with serve.
Some heroics from Ahn, who wins the next game after that injury on her serve. Over at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, it’s time for Rafa Nadal and his game with the South Korean Chung Hyeon. The two are warming up as the knock-up begins.
Oh dear, trouble for Ahn, who is laid out on the court and in pain, having slipped and jarred something as she chased down a ball. She is having a medical time-out. That finishes with her stood up, and with a large bandage around her knee. The time-out ticks to its end with her looking rather less than comfortable.
Ahn v Ostapenko is going with serve in the second set at 2-2, with Ahn having won the first set 2-2.
Andreescu beats Wozniacki 6-4 6-4
And Wozniacki is out after Bianca Andreescu served out to win the match 6-4 6-4. “It was super fun,” says the Canadian teenager. And what that means in the Arthur Ashe Stadium is that Rafa Nadal will be coming up next.
Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski are through, with Murray Major hitting an ace to win the match 6-3 6-4 against uan Ignacio Londero and Ricardas Berankis.
Wozniacki’s revival did not last too long, as she was broken immediately by Andreescu and is back staring at the abyss. Ahn, though, is putting off that office job as she is a set up on Ostapenko, having won that 6-3 and now has a break and is 2-0 up in the second.
Wozniacki is not done yet, not at all. She has fought back to 3-3 in the second set
Ahn and Ostapenko is going with serve, as Ahn is serving at 3-4 down in the first. Wozniacki is fighting back, but is still 3-1 down to Andreescu.
Andreescu is 2-0 up in the second set, and looking set fair to go to the fourth round. Even before Wozniacki suffered that injury, the Canadian was the better player.
Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski are 5-3 up in their doubles match with Juan Ignacio Londero and Ricardas Berankis, that Argentinian-Lithuanian alliance.
Woz is receiving treatment to what looks a heavily bandaged right ankle. The trainer is out there and the Dane looks to be in some pain, having slipped while reaching for a backhand at the back of the court. She came to a sudden stop and is having her foot manipulated.
And Andreescu has taken the first set, 6-4. Wozniacki has a real game on her hands here. Ahn and Ostapenko are underway and at 1-1.
Coming up on the Grandstand court, Kristie Ahn v Jeļena Ostapenko. Ahn, the American, has a decent story to tell.
That Wozniacki game is back with serve, as she is 3-4 down to Andreescu.
Taylor Townsend serves for the match, 5-2 up in the second set and gets the job done. “I’m going to ride this thing all the way,” she says as she celebrates getting into the second week. How does she celebrate? Skipping, with a rope.
Wozniacki was a break down to Andreescu, who was on it from the start but they are now at 2-2. To nobody’s great surprise, Elise Mertens made short work of Andrea Petkovic, winning 6-3 6-3.
As Wozniacki completes her preliminaries, Mertens is 4-2 up on Petkovic and Townsend is 2-0 up on Cirstea and looking set fair for victory.
Wozniacki is just about to take to the stage at the Arthur Ashe, and she faces a tough opponent in the teenage Canadian. Townsend, by the way, won the first set 7-5 against Cirstea and they have just begin the second.
It’s 5-5 between Townsend and Cirstea now. They cannot be separated. And in the other live game in the women’s singles, Mertens has a 2-0 lead in the second set on Petkovic, having won the first set.
Mertens takes the first set against Petkovic, 6-3, the damage done with that pair of early breaks. Townsend and Cirstea continue to slug it out at 4-4. It’s exhausting to watch, never mind play.
Townsend levels to make it 3-3 with a crashing overhead shot. It’s a popular winner among what is still a sparse crowd in the Louis Armstrong court. Question: was Louis Armstrong a tennis fan? I know the court was named after him as a Queen’s resident.
And Townsend breaks back again, and it’s 2-3 against Cirstea. This game is topsy turvy, to say the least. Mertens is 4-2 up now. Meanwhile, we await the arrival of Wozniacki and her match in the Arthur Ashe court with Andreescu.
Townsend breaks back but faces a real problem in trying to hold her serve in the next, being taken to deuce and requiring a fierce winner to save a break point. Then comes another winner from Cirstea and the need to save another break point. Then comes another, which is finally claimed. It’s 3-1 to the Romanian. Mertens has another break and is 3-1 up on Petkovic.
Some early breaks. Townsend has been broken early and it’s 2-0 to Cirstea, while Mertens has taken a 2-0 lead on Petkovic.
First on the Grandstand court will be Elise Mertens and Andrea Petkovic, a clash of Belgium v Germany. And on the Louis Armstrong court will be the American Taylor Townsend and the Romanian Sorana Cirstea. It’s a day heavy on the doubles action, and Jamie Murray is in action with fellow Brit Neal Skupski against Juan Ignacio Londero and Ricardas Berankis, an alliance of Argentina and Lithuania.
Before the action begins at 4pm UK time, a glance at today’s stories.
Back to Queens we go – the New York one, not that posh place by Baron’s Court – and what looks to be a pretty low-key middle Saturday until we reach the prime time meeting of Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka, the plum third-round match in either of the singles. Before that, Rafa Nadal will be expected to make serene progress past Chung Hyeon, the Korean ranked number 141 in the world in uncharted territory at the US Open. There’s also Caroline Wozniacki, losing finalist in 2009 and 2014, and who will be playing a dangerous opponent in Canada’s Bianca Andreescu, just 19, and who has also not reached as far as this.
Here is a full order of play from the official site.