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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday September 6, 2021

 
Alcaraz Raducanu Fernandez

Three teenagers are into the US Open quarterfinals for the first time in 20 years.

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Three teenagers in the quarterfinals of the 2021 US Open? Now that is special. Let’s take a look at the significance of what Emma Raducanu, Carlos Alcaraz and Leylah Fernandez have been up to at the US Open.

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18 Age of Carlos Alcaraz who became the youngest ATP player to reach the quarterfinals in US Open Open era history with his five-set win over Peter Gojowczyk on Sunday (youngest since 1963 overall).

11 Number of teenagers that played the US Open on the women's side.

13 Total number of Grand Slam main draws played by the trio. Seven for Fernandez (debut at 2020 Australian Open), four for Alcaraz (debut 2021 Australian Open), two for Raducanu (debut 2021 Wimbledon).


1990 Alcaraz is also the youngest men’s singles Grand Slam quarterfinalist at any Slam since Michael Chang at Roland Garros in 1990.

2009 Raducanu and Fernandez’s breakthrough means that there are two WTA teenagers in the quarterfinals at the US Open for the first time since 2009 (Oudin, Wickmayer, Wozniacki).


1975 Raducanu becomes the first British woman to reach the second week of two different majors since Sue Barker in 1974-1975.

5-0 Raducanu is now 5-0 lifetime against the Top-50 after her straight sets win over Shelby Rogers on Day 8.

14 Raducanu, who qualied for the US Open. Has won all 14 sets she has played at the 2021 US Open.


19 The current age of Leylah Fernandez, who had a birthday today (September 6).

2001 The last time the US Open each WTA and ATP teenager representation in the quarterfinals, prior to this year. ATP: Andy Roddick; WTA: Serena Williams, Daja Bedenova and Kim Clijsters.

1988 Raducanu (18) and Alcaraz (18) means that the US Open has an 18-year-old in both the men’s and women’s singles quarterfinals for the first time since 1988 (Agassi and Sabatini).

 

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