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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.
22 points by CNN | 2008 ATP Tour Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Ivan Ljubi i? Andy Murray Juan Martín del Potro Rafael Nadal Richard Gasquet James Blake
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.
-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
Best of the 2016 U.S. Open quarterfinals

72 points by Arizona Republic | 2010 Australian Open 2008 ATP Tour Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Ivan Ljubi i? James Blake Tennis players at the 2008 Summer Olympics
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.
-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
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