Tennis: Shapovalov youngest man in US Open last 16 since 1989

Shapovalov celebrates winning his third round match against Kyle Edmund of Britain.
Shapovalov celebrates winning his third round match against Kyle Edmund of Britain.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Canadian qualifier Denis Shapovalov became the youngest player to reach the US Open last 16 since 1989 on Friday (Sept 1) when British opponent Kyle Edmund retired from their third-round match with a neck injury.

Shapovalov, 18, was ahead 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 1-0 when Edmund quit. Shapovalov became the youngest man in the fourth round since 17-year-old Michael Chang in 1989.

He will play Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta for a place in the quarter-finals.