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Final four men at U.S. Open meet for a familiar rematch
There is a reassuring familiarity about the final four men left at the U.S. Open. Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia vs. Gael Monfils of France; and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland vs. Kei Nishikori of Japan. If you think you’ve seen this before, well, you have.   In July. The same four players,...
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Rested Djokovic big favourite against Monfils
World number one Novak Djokovic, the only member of the so-called "Big Four" to reach Friday's semi-finals of the US Open, also has the distinction of being the least tested of the last four at Flushing Meadows.
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Gong show: Strange noise unsettles Murray in U.S. Open quarterfinals

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Novak Djokovic better prepare to play a full match this time out
It’s not whether Novak Djokovic will win his semifinal Friday versus Gael Monfils, it is whether the Frenchman will finish the match slated to begin at 3 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium. At least that is how it has been going for Djokovic, the defending U.S. Open champion whose opponents have dropped like flies. In...
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Djokovic through to semis after just 2 games
We know Novak Djokovic is good. He is one of the all-time greats. And he has gotten plenty of luck to advance to the US Open semifinals.
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Gong Show: After let call, Murray loses at Open; Serena wins
NEW YORK — Andy Murray lost his way, seven consecutive games and, eventually, his riveting five-set U.S. Open quarterfinal against Kei Nishikori after a loud noise from a malfunctioning sound system interrupted a key point, resulting in a do-over.Whether or not the gong-like sound, and chair umpire Marija Cicak's let ruling, was the reason that Nishikori wound up coming back to win 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 on Wednesday, it surely will be what's most remembered about the back-and-forth, 4-hour match.
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Is this Andy Murray’s time to join the elite of tennis’ elite?
Maybe this U.S. Open will prove to be the tipping point. Maybe this tournament will be the one in which The Big Three’s unprecedented domination of the men’s tour becomes a thing of history in the alternative sense. This is the one in which Roger Federer is not competing in New York’s main draw for...
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After let call, Murray loses to Nishikori at Open
NEW YORK – Andy Murray lost his way, seven consecutive games and, eventually, his riveting five-set U.S. Open quarterfinal against Kei Nishikori after a loud noise from a malfunctioning sound system interrupted a key point, resulting in a do-over.Whether or not the gong-like sound, and chair umpire...
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Best of the 2016 U.S. Open quarterfinals

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Upset by noise-caused let, Murray loses to Nishikori at Open
NEW YORK — Andy Murray dropped seven consecutive games after a let call caused by a loud noise in the arena's speaker system during a fourth-set point and lost to Kei Nishikori 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in a riveting U.S. Open quarterfinal Wednesday.Murray, the No. 2 seed and 2012 champion at Flushing Meadows, disagreed with chair umpire Marija Cicak's decision to immediately halt things when play was interrupted by a sound similar to what a gong might make. It happened with Murray already up two sets to one and holding a second break point at 1-all in the fourth.
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Karolina Pliskova rolls past Konjuh, into US Open semifinals
NEW YORK — Karolina Pliskova came into the U.S. Open with the dubious distinction of being the only woman currently ranked in the top 20 never to make a Grand Slam round of 16.She's now blown past that milestone, routing 18-year-old Ana Konjuh 6-2, 6-2 in just 57 minutes Wednesday to reach the semifinals.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Juan Martín del Potro 2008 ATP Tour 2010 Australian Open Roger Federer Ivan Ljubi i? Andy Murray James Blake US Open
Bad boy and best American in tennis to square off at Garden
Jack Sock only had been in Madison Square Garden once before, and it was a good time. Sock, the highest-ranked American in tennis, who just helped the US beat Switzerland in Davis Cup action last weekend, lost in the fourth round of the US Open last September with Giants star Odell Beckham watching his match...
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Andy Murray clinches spot in ATP semifinals
The Sports Xchange Andy Murray clinched a spot in the semifinals of the Barclays ATP World Finals.
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Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic advance to ATP semifinals
The Sports Xchange Top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Milos Raonic of Canada advanced to the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Angry Djokovic clashes with umpire
Novak Djokovic finished perfect in the group stage at the World Tour Finals after crushing David Goffin -- and clashing with the chair umpire.
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Murray wobbles but hangs on to beat Nishikori in thriller
Andy Murray has already scaled the tennis summit but Japan's Kei Nishikori did his best to loosen his footing before falling in a three-hour thriller at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday.
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History! Serena becomes greatest of all time
Back from yet another injury enforced absence, Juan Martin del Potro reached the quarterfinals at a major for the first time in three years.
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Stan Wawrinka joins the elite club — even if he won’t admit it
If this had been a rather lackluster U.S. Open marked primarily by the absence of marquee value through the late rounds of the tournament, Sunday’s men’s final produced 3 hours, 55 minutes of glittering tennis. And it was Stan Wawrinka, who does not possess either the name recognition or cachet of Big Four charter members...
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Djokovic/Wawrinka big-game talents in US Open final
World number one Novak Djokovic has enjoyed a whirlwind trip to Sunday's US Open final, but the top-seeded Serb expects hard work ahead when he meets Stan Wawrinka at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
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What to Watch at US Open: Djokovic faces Wawrinka in final
NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic's U.S. Open final against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday will be the Serb's third Grand Slam title match of 2016 and his seventh in the past eight majors.It is Djokovic's 21st Grand Slam final in all, second in the history of men's tennis only to Roger Federer's 28. And it gives Djokovic the chance to gain more ground in the championship count, too, of course: He can raise his trophy total to 13, which would place him alone in fourth place behind Federer (17), Rafael Nadal (14) and Pete Sampras (14).
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Wawrinka tops Nishikori to reach final v Djokovic
The third-seeded Swiss took a while to get untracked as 2014 US Open runner-up Nishikori played a near flawless opening set of the semi-final with just two errors.
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Novak Djokovic calls US Open final opponent ‘very dangerous’
Defending champion Novak Djokovic can expect a long, straightforward, potential marathon match Sunday. There is nothing unpredictable or quirky about Switzerland’s second-best tennis player, Stan Wawrinka, whose elegant one-handed backhand is arguably the best in the sport and who would be a much bigger deal if he didn’t play in countryman Roger Federer’s shadow. The...
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Djokovic solves Monfils puzzle to reach US Open final
World number one Novak Djokovic scrapped his way into the US Open final for a seventh time on Friday with a confounding 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win over enigmatic Frenchman Gael Monfils.
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Gael Monfils couldn’t steal show from stellar Novak Djokovic
Somehow, the greatest player in the world was reduced to being the party of the other part in this U.S. Open men’s semifinal Friday afternoon in the steam bath of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Somehow, Novak Djokovic was all but an afterthought despite reaching the final for the third time in four majors this year, the...
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After odd win, Novak Djokovic to face Stan Wawrinka in US Open final
For quite a while, Novak Djokovic's opponent in the U.S. Open semifinals, Gael Monfils, looked as if he didn't want to win — or even be there at all.
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Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka to battle for U.S. Open title
By Adam Zagoria, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- Stan Wawrinka has won as many Grand Slam titles since 2014 as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray combined: two.
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US Open: Djokovic wins bizarre semi
The score may have looked fairly routine but Novak Djokovic's semifinal win over Gael Monfils at the US Open was downright bizarre.
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The Latest: Djokovic beats Monfils in odd-as-can-be Open SF
NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:56 p.m.Facing an opponent who occasionally played as if he had somewhere better to be, Novak Djokovic reached his 21st Grand Slam final and seventh at the U.S. Open with a bizarre 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Gael Monfils on Friday.
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No. 1 Djokovic wins odd-as-can-be US Open SF against Monfils
NEW YORK — Facing an opponent who occasionally played as if he had somewhere better to be, Novak Djokovic reached his 21st Grand Slam final and seventh at the U.S. Open with a bizarre 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Gael Monfils on Friday.
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U.S. Open 2016: Novak Djokovic eliminates Gael Monfils in circus-like match
By Adam Zagoria, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic took a perfect 12-0 record against Gael Monfils into the US Open semifinals on Friday -- and that undefeated streak remains soundly intact.
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Novak Djokovic turns back Gael Monfils in four sets to advance to U.S. Open final
This felt more like a sweaty episode of “Survivor” than the men’s semifinals at the U.S. Open. Somehow, top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia made it to the finish line — barely — on a stifling hot and humid day in New York, beating No. 10 Gael Monfils of France, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, in 2 hours 32...
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Novak Djokovic bizarrely coasts into US Open final
Facing an opponent who occasionally played as if he had somewhere better to be, Novak Djokovic reached his 21st Grand Slam final and seventh at the U.S. Open with a bizarre 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Gael Monfils on Friday. Djokovic, the No. 1 seed and defending champion, dipped in form in the third...
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