Nishikori bests Cilic in US Open rematch, moves to semis

08 September, 2018, 19:30 | Author: Judy Cobb
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Novak Djokovic sat out last year's U.S. Open to rest an elbow injury that eventually required surgery, but that pain and frustration felt like a distant memory on Friday when the Serb completed his march to the NY final with authority.

He nearly fell over, spun around uncontrollably and even slipped on the sweat of his opponent before winning 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 against this year's ultimate underdog John Millman.

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Djokovic beat Nishikori in four sets on his way to his most recent triumph at the All England Club and will hope for a similar outcome in the semi-final clash in NY on Friday.

The No. 21-seeded Nishikori continued his strong season after returning from a wrist injury that forced him to miss the US Open a year ago.

"We were both struggling and trying to hang in there".

The US Open is not available to watch on TV for United Kingdom viewers.

The Serbian ace took the opening set 6-3. You try to play. She needed just 26 minutes to win the first set and finished the match in just under an hour. On two occasions, Millman raced back from the net to deep behind the baseline to make retrievals that shocked Djokovic, who blew the point both times.

Djokovic, who has suffered through his share of hot daytime matches this tournament, felt so stifled he spoke to the chair umpire about it on Wednesday.

"You've always got to raise that bar and I've had a taste of it and I'd love to have a bit more of a feed, " Millman said. Millman broke Djokovic's serve just once, whereas Djokovic broke Millman's serve four times.

Djokovic's momentum only grew as he took the early break once again.

She raced to a 3-0 lead in the first set and then 4-0 in the second against the shaky Tsurenko, who finished with more unforced errors than points in her first major quarterfinal.

Osaka wasn't born when compatriot Kimiko Date made the Wimbledon semi-finals in 1996 but now the 20-year-old has the opportunity to go one better by reaching a maiden Grand Slam final.

Keys has made it this far in a major for the fourth time in her career.

"I'm fine to have a little rest", Djokovic said cheekily on Wednesday night (Thursday NZ time) as the crowd at New York's Arthur Ashe Stadium roared in amusement.

For the men, the humidity means packing 10 or 11 shirts to keep up with the sweat and changing shoes on court, as Dominic Thiem did in his epic four-hour, 49-minute quarterfinal loss to Rafael Nadal. "These guys love's a pleasure to come back to NY and play in front of you guys", he said, addressing the fans.

"I can only talk about myself", Djokovic said. After the first, he double-faulted, and he wound up getting broken there. For men's singles matches, the break would come between the third and fourth sets.



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