Juan Martin del Potro
Djokovic, playing in his eighth final in New York and already the champion in 2011 and 2015, is now just three Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the all-time record 20 held by Roger Federer
Nadal won 40 percent of his first serves in the opener as he struggled with the high humidity on Arthur Ashe Stadium court, with Thiem becoming the first player to ‘bagel’ the Spaniard at Flushing Meadows since Andy Roddick 14 years ago.
Serena Williams shrugged off a shaky start to beat Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 to make the US Open semi-finals for the 12th time in her stellar tennis career.
The former world number one and 2012 US Open champion, who is still working his way back from hip surgery and had earlier downplayed his chances, battled Verdasco for nearly three hours and 30 minutes.
Novak Djokovic has defeated Kei Nishikori in four sets this afternoon to remain on course for a fourth Wimbledon title in seven years.
The 29-year-old powerhouse’s eighth successive defeat of Cilic set up a clash with 10-times champion Rafael Nadal.
Del Potro, who claimed the Indian Wells title earlier this month, fed off the energy of a raucous crowd that was firmly behind the Argentine, wearing down the 20th-seeded Canadian in a match lasting almost three hours.
With defending champion Federer and six-times Miami Open winner Novak Djokovic exiting early, the likes of second seed Maric Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov (3) and Indian Wells winner Juan Martin del Potro (5) will all fancy their chances over the…
Del Potro spent a number of years trying to salvage his career at the top of the sport having undergone three operations on the wrist, but the Argentine enjoyed an excellent week in California before recording a three-set victory over Roger…
Federer’s win thus sets up a final showdown on Sunday with Juan Martin del Potro who cruised to a 6-2 6-3 win over Milos Raonic.