US Open 2010: Djokovic Trounces Mardy Fish

Labor Day ended badly for the Americans at the US Open on Monday, as no.19 seed Mardy Fish bowed out of the competition with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 defeat to Serbian third seed Novak Djokovic.

Fish was touted as one of the last big hope for the American men, who have not won a singles title at Flushing Meadows in seven years. However, the American could not get going against Djokovic, who set up a quarterfinal meeting with France’s Gael Monfils. The French 17th seed defeated countryman Richard Gasquet, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5.

Fish’s loss leaves 20th seed Sam Querrey as the last American man standing. Querrey will face Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round on Tuesday. Meanwhile on Sunday, no.3 Venus Williams beat Israel’s Shahar Peer, 7-6, 6-3, while defending champion Kim Clijsters easily disposed of former world no.1 Ana Ivanovic, 6-2, 6-1. Fifth seed Samantha Stosur also advanced to the quarterfinals after a hard-earned victory over no.12 Elena Dementieva, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6, in match that extended into the early hours of Monday.