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Sep 4, 2014

Tennis-Marathon man Nishikori upsets Wawrinka to reach semis

NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Marathon man Kei Nishikori wore down Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7) 6-7 (5) 6-4 to reach the U.S. Open semi-finals on Wednesday, becoming the first Japanese man in 81 years to make the last four of a grand slam.

Having already played the longest match of the tournament in the fourth round, a four-hour 19-minute battle with Canadian Milos Raonic, the 24-year-old had enough in reserve to fell the Australian Open champion in four hours and 15 minutes.

Sep 3, 2014

Federer marches on, youth movement stalls at US Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer rolled into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time in 11 years on Tuesday, while experience finally got the better of youth at the year’s final grand slam.

Five-times champion Federer powered his way past Spain’s Roberto Bautista 6-4 6-3 6-2, the 33-year-old raising his record on Arthur Ashe Stadium court to a dazzling 25-1.

Sep 3, 2014

Tennis-Federer marches on, youth movement stalls at US Open

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Roger Federer rolled into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time in 11 years on Tuesday, while experience finally got the better of youth at the year’s final grand slam.

Five-times champion Federer powered his way past Spain’s Roberto Bautista 6-4 6-3 6-2, the 33-year-old raising his record on Arthur Ashe Stadium court to a dazzling 25-1.

Sep 3, 2014

Federer shines again under Arthur Ashe floodlights

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Second seed Roger Federer powered to a 6-4 6-3 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista on Tuesday, charging into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time in 11 years.

The 26-year-old Spaniard was handed the unenviable task of trying to upset the 17-time grand slam winner on Arthur Ashe Stadium court, where the Swiss maestro has a dazzling 25-1 record under the Flushing Meadows floodlights.

Sep 3, 2014

Tennis-Federer shines again under Arthur Ashe floodlights

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Second seed Roger Federer powered to a 6-4 6-3 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista on Tuesday, charging into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time in 11 years.

The 26-year-old Spaniard was handed the unenviable task of trying to upset the 17-time grand slam winner on Arthur Ashe Stadium court, where the Swiss maestro has a dazzling 25-1 record under the Flushing Meadows floodlights.

Sep 2, 2014

Monfils uses workmanlike effort to tame Dimitrov

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Enigmatic Frenchman Gael Monfils extended his untroubled U.S. Open run by taming seventh-seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-6 (6) 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals without dropping a set.

Monfils, seeded 20th, stayed away from the flashy highlight reel shots he is known for and in favour of a more workmanlike approach to stop the player dubbed “Baby Fed” for his all-around game that resembles Swiss maestro Roger Federer.

Sep 2, 2014

Tennis-Monfils uses workmanlike effort to tame Dimitrov

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Enigmatic Frenchman Gael Monfils extended his untroubled U.S. Open run by taming seventh-seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-6 (6) 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals without dropping a set.

Monfils, seeded 20th, stayed away from the flashy highlight reel shots he is known for and in favour of a more workmanlike approach to stop the player dubbed “Baby Fed” for his all-around game that resembles Swiss maestro Roger Federer.

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.