Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts against Andy Murray of Great Britain during their quarter-final at the US Open. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images World number one Novak Djokovic wore down his old foe Andy Murray in a typically grueling encounter under the lights at Flushing Meadows to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open. In a repeat of the 2012 final, which Murray won, the pair combined for some stunning long rallies before Djokovic pulled away for a 7-6 (1), 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-4 ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images US Open champions Marin Cilic and Serena Williams kicked off their China Open campaigns with straight sets victories against battling underdogs on Monday, but Rafael Nadal suffered defeat in a rare doubles outing on his return from injury. Nadal, who had been sidelined for over three months with a wrist injury, teamed up with compatriot Pablo Andujar in the men's doubles but they lost 5-7, 6-4, 10-4 to Czech Tomas ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Marin Cilic completed a sensational set of semi-final shockers by upsetting 17-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the US 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. The powerful 6-foot-6 (1.98 m) Cilic had lost all five previous meetings with the Swiss master but was ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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