SA’s Lloyd Harris set to face Alexander Zverev in US Open quarter-finals | Sport


Lloyd Harris (Photo supplied by Tennis SA)

South Africa’s Lloyd Harris is into the quarter-finals of the US Open after beating Reilly Opelka of the United States.

Harris downed the 22nd seed in four sets, winning 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-1 and 6-3 in an encounter that lasted a little over two and a half hours.

Harris now faces the number four seed, Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals.

In defeating Opelka, Harris managed an impressive 36 aces and was successful with 76% of his first serves. 

South Africa’s highest-ranked singles player also managed to convert 6 out 17 breakpoints while only allowing for two on his own service game.

By reaching the last eight at the US Open, Harris has achieved his best-ever performance at a Grand Slam event. 

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