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Sep 7, 2014

Tennis-Cilic goes from sidelines to U.S. Open final in 12 months

NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Last year Marin Cilic watched the U.S. Open from home, serving a four-month doping ban for using a banned stimulant he said he had unknowingly taken.

On Saturday, the big Croat played the best tennis of his life to upset 17-times grand slam singles winner Roger Federer and reach the finals of the U.S. Open.

Sep 6, 2014

‘I just wasn’t myself’, says Djokovic after stunning loss

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic had no explanation for his flat performance in a stunning semi-final loss to Japan’s Kei Nishikori at the U.S. Open on Saturday.

“I think he just played better in these conditions than I did,” the Serb said of the 6-4 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3 setback in brutal heat and humidity on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sep 6, 2014

Cilic upsets Federer in second U.S. Open shocker

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Marin Cilic completed a sensational set of shocking semi-finals by upsetting 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the U.S. Open.

Croatian 14th seed Cilic’s opponent in Monday’s final will be 10th seed Kei Nishikori of Japan, who sent world number one Novak Djokovic out of Flushing Meadows with a stunning 6-4 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3 victory.

Sep 6, 2014

Tennis-Cilic upsets Federer in second U.S. Open shocker

NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Marin Cilic completed a sensational set of shocking semi-finals by upsetting 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the U.S. Open.

Croatian 14th seed Cilic’s opponent in Monday’s final will be 10th seed Kei Nishikori of Japan, who sent world number one Novak Djokovic out of Flushing Meadows with a stunning 6-4 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3 victory.

Sep 6, 2014

Tennis-’I just wasn’t myself’, says Djokovic after stunning loss

NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic had no explanation for his flat performance in a stunning semi-final loss to Japan’s Kei Nishikori at the U.S. Open on Saturday.

“I think he just played better in these conditions than I did,” the Serb said of the 6-4 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3 setback in brutal heat and humidity on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sep 6, 2014

Serena and friend Wozniacki reach U.S. Open final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams and friend Caroline Wozniacki arranged a get-together in the U.S. Open women’s final, winning their Friday semi-finals in contrasting fashion on a stifling hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows.

Top-seeded world number one Williams overpowered Russian left-hander Ekaterina Makarova 6-1 6-3, unleashing her daunting firepower against the 17th-seeded Russian.

Sep 6, 2014

Tennis-Serena and friend Wozniacki reach U.S. Open final

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Serena Williams and friend Caroline Wozniacki arranged a get-together in the U.S. Open women’s final, winning their Friday semi-finals in contrasting fashion on a stifling hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows.

Top-seeded world number one Williams overpowered Russian left-hander Ekaterina Makarova 6-1 6-3, unleashing her daunting firepower against the 17th-seeded Russian.

Sep 5, 2014

Serena and friend Wozniacki reach U.S. Open women’s final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams used her blazing power in a semi-finals win, while Caroline Wozniacki advanced when her opponent was felled by heat illness on Friday to set up an intriguing women’s final at the U.S. Open.

Hot and humid conditions hit Flushing Meadows again and China’s Peng Shuai fell victim, as she was forced to retire with Wozniacki leading 7-6(1) 4-3 on a steamy day on Arthur Ashe Stadium court.

Sep 5, 2014

Tennis-Serena and friend Wozniacki reach U.S. Open women’s final

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Serena Williams used her blazing power in a semi-finals win, while Caroline Wozniacki advanced when her opponent was felled by heat illness on Friday to set up an intriguing women’s final at the U.S. Open.

Hot and humid conditions hit Flushing Meadows again and China’s Peng Shuai fell victim, as she was forced to retire with Wozniacki leading 7-6(1) 4-3 on a steamy day on Arthur Ashe Stadium court.

Sep 5, 2014

Williams zooms into finals of U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams took no chances with the searing heat on Arthur Ashe Stadium court by racing to a 6-1 6-3 rout of Ekaterina Makarova to reach the U.S. Open women’s final on Friday.

Williams, winner of the last two U.S. Opens, came out firing, striking the ball with ferocious force and dazzling accuracy and needed only 60 minutes to advance against the 17th seeded Russian.