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Sep 9, 2014

Tennis-Nishikori storybook run ends in U.S. Open final

NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Japanese trailblazer Kei Nishikori had a thrilling run at the U.S. Open, but could not summon a finishing kick as he hit the wall against big-hitting Marin Cilic in Monday’s final at Flushing Meadows.

“I was a little bit tight and nervous, playing (my) first final,” the 24-year-old said after his 6-3 6-3 6-3 drubbing.

Sep 7, 2014

‘Awesome’ day of Yankees tributes for Jeter

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Derek Jeter said it was a day he would never forget, adding that Sunday’s tribute for him at Yankee Stadium as the team’s soon-to-be retired captain was both emotional and surprising.

Family, friends, former team mates and baseball dignitaries joined in Derek Jeter Day to salute the five-time World Series winner and 14-time All-Star as he winds down his 20th and last Major League Baseball season.

Sep 7, 2014

Yankees take their turn to salute Jeter

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – A flyover from space, a showering of gifts and waves of love and respect poured forth as the New York Yankees and their fans on Sunday saluted team captain Derek Jeter.

The 14-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove winner and winner of five World Series rings is retiring at the end of the season and it was Derek Jeter Day not only at sun-kissed Yankee Stadium but across all five boroughs of New York City through an official proclamation by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Sep 7, 2014

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

NEW YORK (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 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.