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Open appearances. Open runner-up, booked a return trip to the semifinals, where she will face Naomi Osaka, a year-old from Japan.
CreditMichelle V. Open: Djokovic assumes his regular place in the semifinals Novak Djokovic did not find as much trouble at Arthur Ashe Stadium as his rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal did the previous two nights.
But that does not mean his , , victory over John Millman on Wednesday night was easy, or even lacking in drama. Millman, a year-old Australian who upset Federer two nights before, was playing in his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, but he frustrated Djokovic in all three sets.
The match turned bizarre in the middle of the second set.
Then Millman asked for, and received, an unscheduled break in order to change his clothes, which were soaked in sweat on another hot night at the tournament. None of it stopped Djokovic from reaching the semifinals, where he will play Kei Nishikori. Djokovic has advanced to the semifinals in his last 11 U.
Djokovic has won 14 of 16 matches against Nishikori, including in the Wimbledon quarterfinals in July. But one of the losses came in the U. Open semifinals in Doubles will be on display Thursday On Thursday, entrance to the grounds of the National Tennis Center will be free during the day session of the U.
Those who take the opportunity to go to Flushing Meadows Corona Park will get to see doubles, mixed doubles, wheelchair tennis and the junior tournament, beginning at noon.
Mike Bryan and Sock have won 10 matches in a row at majors. Both matches went to super tiebreakers after the teams split the first two sets. Murray and Mattek-Sands have each won Grand Slam mixed doubles titles with different partners. The final will be Saturday.
Keys returns to the final four Last year, the U. This year, Keys is the only one of those four women to make it back.
Their most memorable match was at the U. Open in , when Osaka, then 18, was ahead by in the third set but lost, , , 3. Nishikori reaches another U. Open semifinal Kei Nishikori advanced to the U.
Open semifinals for the third time with a , , 5 , , victory over Marin Cilic on Wednesday. The match took 4 hours 8 minutes, the fifth longest match of the tournament so far. Nishikori lost in the semifinals to Stan Wawrinka, the eventual winner, and was runner-up to Cilic at the Open.
Nishikori, 28, joined his Japanese countrywoman Naomi Osaka in semifinals. It was around 88 degrees and not so hot as to cause a suspension in the junior tournament, as happened on Tuesday.
Kendra Pierre-Louis, a climate reporter for The Times, wrote about how the conditions of the tournament have underscored a growing problem: increasing nighttime temperatures.
Under climate change, summer nights have warmed at nearly twice the rate of summer days. Schiavone retires Francesca Schiavone, the French Open champion and former top-5 player, announced her retirement on Wednesday afternoon at the U.
But my heart say that I am in peace like this, that I am very happy about my career, my life, and everything. They led Italy to its first four Fed Cup titles, winning in , , and Pennetta beat Vinci for the U. Open title.
Errani and Vinci won five Grand Slam doubles titles together. Errani was a French Open finalist in and reached two other major semifinals. All four reached the top 10, led by Schiavone, who rose as high as No.
Vinci and Pennetta have also retired in recent years. Osaka reaches her first Grand Slam semifinal Naomi Osaka had never been to a quarterfinal of a Grand Slam tournament before Wednesday, but once she got there, she played with the calm resolve of a proven veteran.
Osaka, who was born in Japan but spent most of her childhood in the United States, became the first Japanese woman to reach the semifinal stage of a major tournament since Kimiko Date at Wimbledon in Date lost to the eventual winner Steffi Graf.
Her match was the first half of a big day for Japanese tennis as No. It marked the first time two Japanese players have participated in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam since Wimbledon in Osaka will play the winner of the quarterfinal between No, 14 Madison Keys and No.
Playing in the midday sun, Osaka wrapped up the win and got off court in 57 minutes. She said the conditions did not matter to her.
I kind of enjoyed it. I like sweating. Tsurenko seemed to favor her left leg at points during the match and did not appear to have the stamina left to hang with Osaka. When it was over, Osaka went to the net to shake hands without much celebration, but she admitted that her calm outward demeanor belied inner anxiety.
She also demonstrated her nerve by beating her idol, Serena Williams, a few weeks later in Miami. Until this U. Daniel Gendler and Max Gendler contributed reporting.