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Alex de Minaur dumps Kei Nishikori from US Open

New York City: Alex de Minaur has claimed the biggest scalp of his career to surge into the US Open fourth round in New York.

De Minaur wowed fans on The Grandstand with a 6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 triumph over seventh-seeded former Open runner-up Kei Nishikori on Friday that rocketed the 20-year-old livewire into the second week of a grand slam for the first time.

Alex de Minaur has surged into the US Open fourth round.

Alex de Minaur has surged into the US Open fourth round.Credit:Getty Images

The pulsating victory – his first over a top-10 rival – leaves de Minaur one win away from a potential quarter-final showdown with Roger Federer.

The watershed win also atoned for a gut-wrenching five-set loss at the same stage last year to Marin Cilic, the Croatian who beat Nishikori in the 2014 final at Flushing Meadows.

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