On Thursday, an arbitrator ruled that Kaepernick’s grievance against the N.F.L., which accuses the league of colluding to keep him off the field, can move forward.
Del Potro’s victory ends the day
Around 12:35 a.m., Juan Martin del Potro capped the day’s action with a 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-3 victory over Fernando Verdasco. Del Potro will play Borna Coric in the fourth round on Sunday.
In the final women’s match of the night, eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova defeated the American teenager Sofia Kenin, 6-4, 7-6 (2)
Isner and Raonic advance
While the 30th installment of Venus versus Serena drew the spotlight on Friday night, there were many other matches on the grounds at the same time.
In the men’s draw, 25th-seeded Milos Raonic beat Stan Wawrinka, 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-3. In a rematch of a Wimbledon quarterfinal from last month, Raonic will next face 11th-seeded John Isner, who defeated Dusan Lajovic, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (8), 6-3, 7-5.
Borna Coric, the No. 20 seed, reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, beating Daniil Medvedev, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. He awaits Juan Martín del Potro or Fernando Verdasco, who are playing the last match of the night at Ashe Stadium.
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