Found September 05, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
(September 5, 2013) No. 1 Novak Djokovic had a walkabout in the third set, but otherwise dismantles No. 21 seed Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 on Thursday night at the US Open. The win gives the Serb his 14 consecutive major semifinals and his seventh straight US Open semifinal.  He is second behind […]

Novak Djokovic reaches 7th consecutive US Open SF

Contorting his body while sliding into shots, Novak Djokovic used his typical relentless defense to reach the U.S. Open semifinals for the seventh year in a row. Not quite as unflinchingly dominant as he was during his first four matches in the tournament, the top-seeded Djokovic quickly overcame a one-set lull Thursday night against 21st-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia before...

Chances slip away for Djokovic

Novak Djokovic had his chances -- namely, three break points toward the end of the third set, any of which would have given him control of what was shaping up as a close-as-can-be US Open final. When he lost them all, any hope of lifting the trophy in New York slipped away as fast as a Rafael Nadal forehand. Djokovic fell to Nadal 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday and, instead of winning...

Djokovic pulls out epic 5-set win

The game took 21 minutes. It lasted 30 points. Novak Djokovic squandered five break points and lost that instant classic of a game but made Stanislas Wawrinka pay an awfully heavy price. After dropping the epic third game of the final set Saturday, Djokovic broke the next time Wawrinka served, then didn't falter once he had the lead. The top-seeded Serb withstood a 4-hour,...

No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Nadal nearing US Open final

It's easy to glance at the matchups in the U.S. Open men's semifinals and figure that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be playing each other for the championship come Monday. Djokovic, after all, is seeded No. 1, and Nadal is No. 2. Djokovic owns six Grand Slam titles, Nadal 12. Each already won the U.S. Open once, with Nadal beating Djokovic in the 2010 final, and...

Stanislas Wawrinka smashes racquet during match against Djokovic

Nothing like a good racquet smash, and Stanislas Wawranka gave us just that during Saturday’s US Open Semi-Final against Novak Djokovic. R.I.P Wawranka’s racquet. 

Nadal, Djokovic renew great rivalry

The stakes are always high, the encounters always memorable. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have built the best rivalry in tennis on a mountain of big-time matches, the likes of which they'll play Monday in the US Open final. It will be the 37th meeting of their careers -- the most times in the Open era that any two men have played. ''When you are involved in these...

Nadal tops Djokovic in 1 vs. 2 battle

No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal won his 13th Grand Slam title by edging No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a riveting US Open final filled with lengthy points and fantastic shotmaking. Nadal's victory Monday gave him a second championship at Flushing Meadows, and came a year after he missed the tournament with a knee injury. This was their 37th head-to-head match, the most...

Novak Djokovic Rallies for a Dramatic Five-set win over Stanislas Wawrinka to Reach Fourth Straight US Open Final

  (September 7, 2013) No. 1 Novak Djokovic overcame a set and a break deficit to reach his fourth straight US Open final with a dramatic 2-6, 7-6(4) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over first-time Grand Slam semifinalist Stanislas Wawrinka. In the third game of the fifth set Djokovic lost a 21-minute game where he could […]

Djokovic to face Nadal in US Open final

Rafael Nadal is in the U.S. Open final after a 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2 victory Saturday over Richard Gasquet that the Spaniard took easily despite losing serve for the first time in the tournament. The second-seeded Nadal will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Monday. This is the first time since 1996 that both U.S. Open finals will pit No. 1 vs. No. 2. On Sunday, top-seeded Serena Williams...

Wawrinka drops F bomb on live TV

It was an awesome 5 set semifinal between Stanislas Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic, but was even more awesome was Stan's post match interview with Mary Joe Fernandez where, after getting a standing ovation for his effort he said, It was a tough match, a tough loss....he [Novak] was f**king strong. I love a random F-bomb.  You?  Check it out at around the 30 second mark.  Enjoy

Kate Upton spotted at Djokovic/Wawrinka US Open match

Kate Upton and fellow super-model Karolina Kurkova were in attendance for Novak Djokovic’s epic 5-set win over Stanislas Wawrinka in the Semi-Final of the US Open. [Instagram: US Open, Karolina Kurkova]
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