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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.

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.