Alex de Minaur has made it two Australians in the fourth round at the US Open, with the 13th seed storming past Chile’s Nicolas Jarry inside two hours.
The Australian number one only spent 104 minutes on court against 23rd-seeded Jarry as he notched a 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 victory.
Coming on the back of a dominant straight-sets win over Yibing Wu of China, de Minaur has now dropped just 10 games in his past two matches.
It saw him join compatriot and wildcard Rinky Hijikata in the last 16 at Flushing Meadows.
New York was the site of de Minaur’s only journey to the quarterfinals of a slam, making it to the last eight in 2020, where he lost to eventual champion Dominic Thiem.
De Minaur will likely have to take down another former champ, 2021 winner Daniil Medvedev, if he is to reach another quarterfinal.
Russian Medvedev is taking on Sebastian Baez in the third round for the right to face de Minaur, who is in something close to career-best form.
As is often his wont, de Minaur hit fewer winners (10-24) and aces (2-4) than his vanquished opponent, but was simply unbeatable as he used his speed to cover every centimetre of court 17 and made just 10 unforced errors to Jarry’s 40.