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Tuesday Morning: Nadal Out Of US Open

File image: Rafael Nadal via @USOpen/Twitter

Rep. Ireland face Slovakia this evening

TENNIS

Rafael Nadal is out of the US Open.

The 22-time Grand Slam champion was beaten in 4 sets in the last 16 by American Frances Tiafoe in New York, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz has beaten Marin Cilich in five sets, so there are no previous grand slam winners left in the men's draw.


Quarter final action at Flushing Meadows gets underway this evening.

First up on the Arthur Ashe Court, Matteo Berrettini plays fifth seed, Casper Ruud.

That will be followed by the meeting of women's fifth seed Ons Jabeur and Serena Williams' conqueror, Ajla Tomljanovic.

SOCCER

The Republic of Ireland women's team will guarantee a position as one of the top seeds for the World Cup play offs if they win away to Slovakia this evening.

Kick off is at 5pm, Irish time.

Defender, Blessington's Louise Quinn, says that everyone new to the starting 11 will know their roles:



The Champions League group stage kicks off tonight.

Celtic host the champions, Real Madrid at Parkhead from 8pm.

The other match in that group sees RB Leipzig face Shakhtar Donetsk.


Also at 8pm, Manchester City are away to Sevilla.

John Stones and Kyle Walker will miss the match in Spain.

Elsewhere in that group, Borussia Dortmund meet Copenhagen.


Pierre Emerick Aubameyang could feature for Chelsea in their encounter against Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.

Another new signing, Denis Zakaria, may also play.

That game has a 5.45pm start.

In the other group game, Milan are away to Red Bull Salzburg.

HORSE RACING

There are 8 flat races today at Galway, with the first off at 4.05pm.

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