U.S. Open 2018: Djokovic, Cilic, Keys, Osaka onto semifinals

Sep 09, 2018, 01:24
U.S. Open 2018: Djokovic, Cilic, Keys, Osaka onto semifinals

She'll face No. 14 Madison Keys of the USA on Thursday night. "He's had an wonderful tournament", Djokovic said on court.

Brewer says that the amount of sand or other granular items can be adjusted to make a court faster.

All that and more is covered in our latest daily diary from Flushing Meadows.

In the Open championship of the US on tennis was defined the second semifinal pair in the men's singles. Serena Williams plays No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in the other semifinal.

But Millman asked Djokovic if he'd be OK with a delay after the fourth game.

Djokovic said it was fine, because he needed a bit of a rest.

Play resumed after about a six-minute delay.

Madison Keys reached the semifinals at a second consecutive U.S. Open, beating No. 30 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-4, 6-3.

Osaka, who is just 20 years old, is having a terrific 2018 season.

She was quickly down two more breaks at 4-0 before squandering three break points in the sixth game as Osaka glided into a maiden semi-final at the Slams.

Keys was one of four American women in the final four a year ago, when she was the runner-up to Sloane Stephens.

Keys faces breakthrough semifinalist Naomi Osaka.

Kei Nishikori turned the tables on Marin Cilic to reach the US Open semi-finals for the third time after another dramatic encounter at Flushing Meadows.

Rafael Nadal began his U.S. Open quarterfinal as poorly as possible, shut out in a set by a 6-0 score for only the fourth time in 282 career Grand Slam matches.

The 28-year-old Japanese victor will move on to play either Novak Djokovic or Australian John Millman, who will meet on Wednesday night.

"Naomi's doing well, because she has won a Masters (Indian Wells in March). They weren't easy conditions but it's the same for both players". I said, 'Man, go ahead'.

The draw has been set for the 11th wheelchair tennis competition at the U.S. Open.

"If not "the" quickest, then one of the quickest players on the tour".

Djokovic admitted this event could be ranked "as the sweatiest Slam ever".

Tsurenko didn't appear bothered by the conditions, but whether it was her health or just first-time jitters, she was off from the minute she stepped onto Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The competition runs from Thursday through Sunday with a total purse of $200,000.

Tsurenko, who had 31 unforced errors, went up 40-15 in the first game of the second set, but was broken again.

This year's edition has been fairly smooth sailing for Djokovic, who has only dropped two sets en route to the semis and has switched up a gear in his last three matches. That was at Wimbledon in 1995, and both Shuzo Matsuoka and Kimiko Date lost in that round. It marked the fourth straight day the extreme heat rule was put into effect.

His astonishing record in deciding sets was only polished with the victory - earned despite squandering a break in the fifth set - but a place in the semifinals looked far-fetched when Cilic lead by a set and a break earlier in the afternoon.

The tide continued to turn in the third as Nishikori chipped away at the faltering Cilic with a third successive break.

"This is a good sign for Millman that he's got him breathing heavy".

But Cilic was unable to hold his nerve serving to stay in the match and it was Nishikori who held his arms aloft after four hours and seven minutes. Nishikori has won eight of the 14 meetings.

Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, was ousted on Monday by John Millman, an unseeded player from Australia.

Raducanu and McHugh will both look to reach the junior quarter-finals while Alfie Hewett, who had to sleep on an airport floor during a nightmare journey to NY, and Gordon Reid begin the defence of their wheelchair doubles title.

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