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Friday, September 11, 2009

I See A Tough Match In Federer vs Djokovic - US Open Semifinal

Yea, I see a tough match in Fedex vs The Joker! Fedex has been dropping a set each vs Hewitt and Soderling, where the latter seems to create more problems for Fedex. It looks like The Joker will give Fedex a good fight if not a hard win. But but but in a major, Fedex holds the upper hand vs any players except Nadal. Hence, I still favor a Fedex vs Nadal final.

So which guy are you supporting? I see some Federer supporters out there hoping him to win his 15th major, two better than Pete Sampras. Federer is undoubtedly the greatest tennis player in history after his victory no. 14th at the French Open, more so its his first title for the only major in clay. Therefore, a final between the World no.1 vs the new world no.2 is going to be a great match to watch!

Happy weekend! :)


US Open: Federer, Djokovic to meet in semifinals

NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Federer moved within two wins of a record sixth U.S. Open title, reaching a 22nd consecutive Grand Slam semifinal with a 6-0, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (6) win over 12th-seeded Robin Soderling on Wednesday night.

Federer has won 39 consecutive matches at the American Grand Slam tournament, where he is trying to become the first man since Bill Tilden in the 1920s to win six titles in a row.

In Saturday's semifinals, Federer will play No. 4 Novak Djokovic, who eliminated No. 10 Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (2), 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 earlier Wednesday.

A trainer treated 10th-ranked Verdasco for a stomach muscle problem during their quarterfinal in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Del Potro to meet "injured" Nadal in the other semifinal?

Del Potro's next opponent will be No. 3 Rafael Nadal or No. 11 Fernando Gonzalez, whose quarterfinal was interrupted by rain with Nadal leading 7-6 (4), 2-2.

Del Potro beats Cilic to reach U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) - Juan Martin del Potro's first match inside Arthur Ashe Stadium produced his second trip to a Grand Slam semifinal.

The sixth-seeded del Potro overcame a sluggish first set Thursday and figured out the blustery wind inside the cavernous stadium to defeat No. 16 Marin Cilic, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

"It's so beautiful playing in front of this crowd," del Potro said. "I'm so happy it happened this way."

Jettisoned to smaller courts for every match over his two years at Flushing Meadows - despite his ranking - the Argentine finally got to play on the big stage.

He had a rough time handling Cilic's serve in the first set, and was down a break early in the second. That's when he figured things out and rolled off 17 of the last 20 games.

"He was not missing," Cilic said.

Del Potro is in his second major semifinal, adding this to his trip at the French Open earlier this year, where he blew a lead and lost in five sets to Roger Federer. Del Potro's next opponent will be No. 3 Rafael Nadal or No. 11 Fernando Gonzalez, whose quarterfinal was interrupted by rain with Nadal leading 7-6 (4), 2-2.

After winning the first set, Nadal sought treatment from a trainer. The exact nature of Nadal's problem wasn't immediately clear, but he did have stomach muscle issues earlier in the tournament.

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