Daniil Medvedvev (2nd in the world rankings) stopped his count of consecutive sets that he brought in the US Open and that could position him as an “undefeated” semifinalist.
Botic Van de Zandschulp tolerated two overwhelming sets to achieve a decisive break in the fifth game of the third set and hold the difference until you clench your fist at 6-4.
Only two men made it in the Open Era: Rafael Nadal in 2010 and 2011, and Jimmy Connors in 1976 and 1977.
Also, no man has ever won the US Open. without losing a set since Neale Fraser in 1960.
The 14 sets in a row:
First round: vs. Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
Second round: vs. Dominik Koepfer 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
Third round: vs. Pablo Andújar 6-0, 6-4, 6-3
Round of 16: vs. Dan Evans 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
Quarter-finals: vs. Botic Van de Zandschulp 6-3, 6-0 and … 4-6 !!