Roger Federer said he is sick and exhausted of complaints that he receives a favourable playing schedule after his latest US Open victim suggested on Friday the five-time champion gets preferential treatment.
The 38-year-old Swiss third seed, trying to stretch his men's Grand Slam record title total to 21, took only 79 minutes to book a quarter-final berth against the victor of a later match between Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Australia's Alex de Minaur.
They meet Sunday for the first time since Wawrinka's victory in the 2016 U.S. Open final, with a trip to the quarterfinals going to the victor.
"That was a big improvement from the last match", Djokovic said after the match.
Starting slightly after this is Grigor Dimitrov against Alex De Minaur, and again - a recurring theme today - I think prices are accurate.
Five-time US Open champion Federer's Open Era Slam quarter-finals record grew to 56 and he matched Andre Agassi's second-best US Open total of 13 quarter-finals - second only to 17 by Jimmy Connors - in a dominant performance at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
He was at least able to channel that emotion into a break back after going 2-0 down in third, but a double fault saw him immediately surrender the initiative once more. "When you play these top guys you have to come up with your great tennis", said Cilic. I was too down on myself.
"In a way I feel bad about beating up on a friend like David".
"I actually prefer playing in the day because I get to go home and actually see my baby", Williams said. The No. 78-ranked Dimitrov, who is trying to regain the form that pushed into the top three in the rankings two years ago, next faces No. 3 seed Roger Federer.
"It was always going to be a competitive advantage for me".
"There is probably about four people in this tournament who have a say when they play". I've lost matches this way.
As has become a signature of Federer post-match interviews, the Swiss maestro was quizzed whether he gets the favourable court scheduling that some claim he does.
Being first up on Friday's program meant Evans had to be back on court about 18 hours after he'd left the tournament grounds.
Earlier, fefending champion Naomi Osaka consoled a tearful Coco Gauff after a crushing US Open victory on Saturday in a showdown billed as "the future of women's tennis" while Rafael Nadal cruised into the last 16. She last won a Slam crown at the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant and hasn't won the US Open title since 2014.
Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev said he was working to "do better next time" after his middle-finger gesture angered the crowd in his 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 third-round win over Feliciano Lopez.
"It's been a rough year with injuries", said the 37-year-old Williams, who owns six U.S. Open titles and 23 Grand Slam singles trophies in all, "so I thought, 'Oh, no, not again!'"