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2016 US Open scores and bracket: Novak Djokovic advances a 2nd time due to opponent's injury

Djokovic advanced after his opponent retired in the first set on Friday at the US Open.

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Things continue to break Novak Djokovic's way at the 2016 US Open. After the Serb made an early exit from the Rio Olympics in the first round, he's made it all the way through to the Round of 16 having only played four complete sets.

Djokovic went four sets in his opener, but his second-round opponent, Jiri Vesely, had to withdraw due to injury. That gave Djokovic a walkover, but his third-round opponent, Mikhail Youzhny, also withdrew due to injury. Djokovic was leading 4-2 in the first set when his opponent pulled out.

The top seed, Djokovic is favored to win the US Open -- though his chief competition, Andy Murray, is still going strong in the other half of the bracket.

Rafael Nadal was also in action on Friday. Nadal, the fourth seed, breezed through his opponent, Andrey Kuznetsov, in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Nadal is also one of the top competitors for Djokovic and he's looked great thus far. Nadal has dealt with plenty of injuries that have derailed his career in recent years, but he's playing some excellent tennis of late.

American Jack Sock, the 26th seed, scored the big upset on Friday by beating Marin Cilic. Sock took down Cilic, the seventh seed, in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

On the women's side, American Madison Keys was pushed to three sets against Naomi Osaka, but she ultimately came out on top to advance to the Round of 16. Roberta Vinci, the seventh seed, was also in action and took down Carina Witthoeft.

Angelique Kerber, the women's second seed, also had a match on Friday. She lost only two games en route to a quick 6-1, 6-1 victory. Below is a list of results from singles play and a look at what Saturday will bring.

Men's Singles results

No. 1 Novak Djokovic def. Mikhail Youzhny, 4-2 (ret.)
No. 4 Rafael Nadal def. Andrey Kuznetsov, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
No. 26 Jack Sock def. No. 7 Marin Cilic, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. No. 23 Kevin Anderson, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4)
No. 10 Gael Monfils def. Nicolas Almagro, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
No. 24 Lucas Pouille def. No. 15 Roberto Bautista Agut, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1
Kyle Edmund def. No. 20 John Isner, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(5)

Women's Singles results

No. 2 Angelique Kerber def. Catherine Bellis, 6-1, 6-1
No. 7 Roberta Vinci def. Carina Witthoeft, 6-0, 5-7, 6-3
No. 8 Madison Keys def. Naomi Osaka, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(3)
Lesia Tsurenko def. No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 13 Johanna Konta def. No. 24 Belinda Bencic, 6-2, 6-1
No. 14 Petra Kvitova def. No. 22 Elina Svitolina, 6-3, 6-4


Once again, Serena and Venus Williams will be in action for the women. Andy Murray will also be playing for the men, as the third round wraps up.  Venus faces her first seeded opponent of the tournament in the tough German Laura Siegemund (No. 26).

On Saturday, play begins at 11 a.m. ET. Television coverage of the day will be handled exclusively by ESPN2, beginning at 11 a.m. and running through 11 p.m. Live streams will be available online at WatchESPN.

Keep up with the US Open men's bracket, schedule and results here. The women's bracket can be found here.