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Sep 2, 2014

U.S. Open: Williams, Djokovic cruise; Nishikori works late

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic kept their time in blazing conditions to a bare minimum on Monday as they breezed into the U.S. Open quarter-finals but Eugenie Bouchard’s hopes of a maiden grand slam title melted away in the heat.

Djokovic charged past Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1 7-5 6-4 to set up a blockbuster meeting with longtime rival Andy Murray, who booked his own place in the last eight with a steamy 7-5 7-5 6-4 win over ninth seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Sep 2, 2014

Williams, Djokovic cruise, Nishikori works late

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic kept their time in blazing conditions to a bare minimum on Monday as they breezed into the U.S. Open quarter-finals but Eugenie Bouchard’s hopes of a maiden grand slam title melted away in the heat.

Djokovic charged past Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1 7-5 6-4 to set up a blockbuster meeting with longtime rival Andy Murray, who booked his own place in the last eight with a steamy 7-5 7-5 6-4 win over ninth seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Sep 2, 2014

Tennis-Williams, Djokovic cruise, Nishikori works late

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic kept their time in blazing conditions to a bare minimum on Monday as they breezed into the U.S. Open quarter-finals but Eugenie Bouchard’s hopes of a maiden grand slam title melted away in the heat.

Djokovic charged past Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1 7-5 6-4 to set up a blockbuster meeting with longtime rival Andy Murray, who booked his own place in the last eight with a steamy 7-5 7-5 6-4 win over ninth seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Sep 2, 2014

Nishikori works late to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori outlasted fifth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 7-6 (4) 6-7 (6) 7-5 6-4 to move into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, equaling the record for latest match ever played at the year’s final grand slam.

Raonic and the 10th seeded Nishikori stepped onto the court for the last match of the evening at the Arthur Ashe Stadium to a near full house on Monday evening.

Sep 2, 2014

Tennis-Nishikori works late to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori outlasted fifth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 7-6 (4) 6-7 (6) 7-5 6-4 to move into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, equalling the record for latest match ever played at the year’s final grand slam.

Raonic and the 10th seeded Nishikori stepped onto the court for the last match of the evening at the Arthur Ashe Stadium to a near full house on Monday evening.

Sep 1, 2014

Djokovic first man through to U.S. Open quarter-finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic was the first man through to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Monday, sweeping past Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1 7-5 6-4 under a baking New York sun.

Djokovic, who has reached the final at Flushing Meadows each of the last four years and won it all in 2011, has been in storming form, giving every indication that the big Serb plans to be playing for the title again on Sept. 8.

Sep 1, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic first man through to U.S. Open quarter-finals

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic was the first man through to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Monday, sweeping past Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1 7-5 6-4 under a baking New York sun.

Djokovic, who has reached the final at Flushing Meadows each of the last four years and won it all in 2011, has been in storming form, giving every indication that the big Serb plans to be playing for the title again on Sept. 8.

Sep 1, 2014

Makarova moves on as Bouchard wilts under punishing heat

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Russian Ekaterina Makarova moved into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open with a 7-6(2) 6-4 win over seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard on Monday as the Canadian wilted under the punishing conditions.

With stifling humidity and on court temperatures hovering near 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) it was another day of survival of the fittest at the year’s final grand slam and it was a challenge Bouchard could not meet, her bid for a fourth consecutive grand slam semi-final appearance coming to an end.

Sep 1, 2014

Tennis-Makarova moves on as Bouchard wilts under punishing heat

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Russian Ekaterina Makarova moved into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open with a 7-6(2) 6-4 win over seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard on Monday as the Canadian wilted under the punishing conditions.

With stifling humidity and on court temperatures hovering near 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) it was another day of survival of the fittest at the year’s final grand slam and it was a challenge Bouchard could not meet, her bid for a fourth consecutive grand slam semi-final appearance coming to an end.

Sep 1, 2014

Federer marches on as wild weather, upsets hit U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Baking heat, rain and the threat of lightning all forced stoppages in play at the U.S. Open on Sunday but Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki marched on through a day of wild weather and upsets.

Former world number one Wozniacki had her fourth round match with Maria Sharapova halted briefly by the heat rule but it was the fifth-seeded French Open champion who wilted under a blazing sun, falling 6-4 2-6 6-2.