Djokovic, Wozniacki, Federer Winners Saturday at US Open
by Staff | September 4th, 2011, 12:56 am
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Three Top 10 men’s seeds navigated three difficult paths to the fourth round on Saturday at the US Open, including world No. 1 Novak Djokovic who defeated former Top 10 perennial resident Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.


“I think I played well in the important moments,” Djokovic said. “I managed to make the crucial breaks in all three sets.”

No. 3 Roger Federer worked his way through a struggling encounter with No. 27 seed Marin Cilic 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, and No. 8 Mardy Fish edged South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 7-6(4), 7-6(3).

“I seriously don’t care how I’m playing,” Federer said. “I wish I play my best every single time and feel amazing. That’s not reality. Anybody who goes to work knows it’s not as great as he wishes to be, and we go through the same thing. But you find a way to win when maybe someone is not playing so well or when your opponent is playing well, and that’s what the beauty is of this game, I think, is trying to find a way when you’re not feeling great. That’s what I maybe was able to do today.”

Upset winners on the day were No. 20 Janko Tipsarevic advancing over No. 9 Tomas Berdych when the Czech retired in the second set with a right shoulder injury, and former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero beating fellow Spaniard and No. 31 seed Marcel Granollers when he retired in the second set with a back injury.

“I felt yesterday very tired, of course,” Ferrero said. “Today I was a little bit better, but still, you know, very tired in all my body. Of course, helped me a little bit with Marcel today because I was tired. I was hoping to not play a long match, but, yeah, of course 1 to 10, I’m tired 6 or 7 today, for sure.”

Other winners on the day were No. 11 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeating No. 19 Fernando Gonzalez in straights, No. 22 Alexandr Dolgopolov beating Ivo Karlovic in four, and Juan Monaco topping Tommy Haas in four.

Men’s matches to look for on Sunday are (2) Rafael Nadal vs. David Nalbandian, (21) Andy Roddick vs. Julien Benneteau, (4) Andy Murray vs. Feliciano Lopez, (18) Juan Martin Del Potro vs. (12) Gilles Simon, Alex Bogomolov Jr. vs. (28) John Isner in an all-American, and Donald Young vs. (24) Juan Ignacio Chela, and (5) David Ferrer vs.   (26) Florian Mayer.  
   
On the women’s side in third-round action, world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki overcame an early challenge to subdue American journeywoman Vania King in straights, while No. 28-seeded Serena Williams predictably ousted No. 4 seed Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 7-6(5).

“I was fighting a lot out there, getting quite a lot of balls back,” Wozniacki said. “But it’s quite windy out there, so it was difficult to play. Definitely the serve was difficult, as well, because it wasn’t just going one way, the wind, it was going everywhere. Yeah, you had to keep the margin over the net and from the lines.”

Wozniacki will next face former US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, also a winner Saturday.

“She’s a tough competitor,” the Woz said of Sveta. “She can play very aggressive. Her serve is big, her forehand. It’s not easy. I mean, it’s a match that definitely would need me to play on my best. We have had quite some good matches in the past.”

Other Top 10-seeded winners were No. 7 Francesca Schiavone saving a match point against South African Chanelle Scheepers 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-3, and No. 10 Andrea Petkovic easing past No. 18 Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-0.

“Was here in inside here because I keep going to go down,” said Schiavone, pointing to her stomach, referring to a number of time-outs she took. “The [pains] was really short and they say I really need to open, to breathe much more, and I ask to open this part…they put their hands inside and the muscle, I think they relax a little bit and you start to again to breathe.”

Petkovic also complained of difficult conditions.

“I was really tired after 20 minutes, and I told my coaches, ‘What is happening here?’ Petkovic said. “They said, ‘It’s really hot.’ I think I am one of the fittest players on tour. I work really hard and I practice a lot. If I know that I’m tired, I know that the other one is probably almost dying.”

No. 17 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova led the lower seeds into the fourth round with a mild upset over No. 11 seed Jelena Jankovic in straights. She was joined by No. 16 Ana Ivanovic who stopped the run of American Sloane Stephens in straights, and Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.

Matches to watch for on Sunday are (25) Maria Kirilenko vs. (9) Samantha Stosur, (22) Sabine Lisicki vs. (2) Vera Zvonareva, and (13) Shuai Peng vs. (26) Flavia Pennetta.

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Start Time
David Nalbandian (ARG) v. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[2]
Andy Roddick (USA)[21] v. Julien Benneteau (FRA)
This match may be moved to Armstrong Stadium.Not Before:3:30 PM
Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[25] v. Samantha Stosur (AUS)[9]

Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Start Time
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)[25] v. Andy Murray (GBR)[4]
Sabine Lisicki (GER)[22] v. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[2]

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Start Time
Shuai Peng (CHN)[13] v. Flavia Pennetta (ITA)[26]
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[18] v. Gilles Simon (FRA)[12]
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA) v. John Isner (USA)[28]

Grandstand 12:00 PM Start Time
Gilles Muller (LUX) v. Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
Donald Young (USA) v. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)[24]


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237 Comments for Djokovic, Wozniacki, Federer Winners Saturday at US Open

Skeezerweezer Says:

World beater Novak still looking strong. Uh oh.


Wheeler Says:

Now only if Rafa would be a good boy and lose to Ferrer or JMDP or Murray.


Michael Says:

With this kind of form, I do not think anybody can beat Djokovic. May be, Federer is the only stumbling block between Djokovic and a tournament victory. If Federer can produce his best, then he can give Djokovic a run for his money even with his current form. Otherwise, I see it as Djokovic all the way.


van orten Says:

Nadals draw is a Bad Joke by the way…


pro rafa Says:

federer’s and djokovic’s draws r even badder jokes then :P:P


Jd Says:

Does anyone know when will Novak play on Monday?


Dory Says:

Nalby please keep your UEs under control today and maybe you can win. Oh no. Just kidding. You can’t.


Dory Says:

Wow Nalby I will eat my words if you can maintain low level of UEs.


skeezerweezer Says:

Rafa not Tweener capable


jane Says:

I wonder if Kuz will upset Woz; if she is on form, she is more than capable.


Aravind Says:

Epic choke by Nalbandian serving for the first set!


jane Says:

It is just nice to see Nalbandian playing again isn’t it?


jane Says:

Fun point, amazing play my Nalby and Rafa.


jane Says:

^* by not* my


Kimmi Says:

hmm, interesting match. nalby is playing well but nadal is just a little better.


jane Says:

Nalby will be miffed that set got away from him, getting broken while serving for it and playing a super close tiebreak. Nadal is 124-1 after winning the first set at slams. Not the best odds for Daveed.


Kimmi Says:

i just tuned in to the match jane. so nalby was serving for the set? well, you need to be tough when playing rafa..nole has been doing it the best these days.


skeezerweezer Says:

29 Nalby unforced errors already.

As predicted, Rafa in a cruise draw. When is the last time the unseeded Nalby won a big match?


Dory Says:

As I said Nalby just can’t maintain a low level of UEs. Next match please. DelPo vs Simon!


van orten Says:

Nadal win First Set with 4 winners!!!! Nalby had all the chances..all the points were winners or errors by nalby…Nadal is worth than tooth ache


van orten Says:

Worse than tooth ache of course


jane Says:

Kimmi, yes he was serving for it at 5-4. He was playing excellent tennis set one. Now, it is beginning to go the way of routdom methinks. Indeed, you have to be super tough playing any of the top guys – no “blinking” allowed. I like Nalbandian and his style, but he has been through so much injury-wise, he hasn’t been able to get any kind of groove on.


jane Says:

I did look at the stats – Nalby had 17 winners and 17 errors when he was serving for it, so he *was on even ground at that point, but then the errors began outnumbering the winners.


van orten Says:

Now the next round s gonna be tough for Nadal…toughest draw of all…


Dory Says:

Not just the winners to errors ratio but he just makes those errors on the most important points. That is always the case with his game. I always wonder how he won the Masters Cup in 2005.


jane Says:

Who is next for Rafa?


Kimmi Says:

Muller or Kunitsyn


jane Says:

Nalby has kind of faded this second set. His first serve dropped from 64% to 57%, he doubled his unforced errors count (now at 35 for the match), and he hit 5 double faults. Plus he isn’t moving well at all. Rafa, meanwhile, has racheted it up.

It was similar with Davydenko in the third set last night. His first two sets versus Nole were good, very competitive, but then his level dipped in the third, more errors etc.


jane Says:

Delpo is 2-1 over Simon: Gilles hasn’t beaten JMDP since 2007 though. But theirs could be an exciting match.


Kimmi Says:

I want to watch delpo-simon, let me tune in.


Kimmi Says:

lol, when you said 2-1 jane, I thought the match is started and delpo is 2-1 in the first set.

look everywhere for it..not there.. that is because it is on after panetta vs peng match.

Now i know you meant H2H


jane Says:

Lol, Kimmi. I don’t know why the t.v. cameras don’t switch to another match while Rafa’s foot is being taped! I don’t really need to see close ups of Rafa’s foot. :) Show me tennis, ha ha.


Humble Rafa Says:

I had a dream last night. Julian Beneteau beats Roddick.

What is wrong with showing my foot on TV? May be you are not a fan, atleast not my good fan.


Kimmi Says:

yeah, there is a lot of matches. panetta, sharapova slayer fighting it out with peng for a example. peng is a tough costumer.


Kimmi Says:

humble rafa – what is the problem with this foot?


Kimmi Says:

you know what, beneteau has been playing very well recently. he was in the final against isner last week. now he is in the third round, beating some good players.

with the way roddick is playing, it is not a given that he will win this match.


tennisfansince76 Says:

@Jane Freudian slip maybe?

Nalby has the strokes to beat Nadal but not the conditioning or footwork today. i notice he is still lugging around a spare tire but at least he does not look like the Michelin man out there as he has some time in the past


Dory Says:

O great Murray and Fed qualified for the WTFs. The other 4 that I think deserve to qualify besides the big 4 should be Ferrer, Fish, Tsonga and JMDP. Looks like Ferrer, Fish and Tsonga will with little effort but JMDP needs to step it up. He’s at 12th position in the race right now.


jane Says:

Humble Rafa, it was all sweaty and wrinkled, ewwww. : / Much rather see you hitting forehands, thank you very much.

Benneteau can be a tough customer; he has pushed all the top guys, he has beaten Fed in a great 3 setter. So yeah, it is possible. But edge to Andy at USO.

tennisfansince76, am I slipping?!


jane Says:

Pennetta is serving for the match.

I think Rafa just made Nalby give up the ghost. Nalby sort of wasn’t ready for Rafa to get to that dropper: big mistake Daveed. Of course Rafa will get there!


Kimmi Says:

ah panetta!

rafa about to finish!


Kimmi Says:

dramarama!! panetta coming back fro 5-0 in the tie break


jane Says:

What a whacky tiebreak in the Pennetta v Peng match!


Kimmi Says:

and she wins it..amazing panetta.

apparently she is sick, so its good to finish here


jane Says:

I hope she is better for the next round Kimmi!

Nalby breaks, delays the finale.


Kimmi Says:

nalbandian break just when rafa was serving for the match….he needs to hold now


Kimmi Says:

nalby delaying the inevitable!


jane Says:

It is interesting that Nalby could have been up one set for sure, possibly two, if he were at his best. Very talented player. But at this stage in their careers, Rafa is just too tough of an opponent. Rafa’s passing shots have been very good today.


jane Says:

Congrats to Rafa. Nice man hug. ;)

Looking forward to seeing JMDP’s form, haven’t seen much of him here so far.


Kimmi Says:

Looks like it could be muller for rafa next. they had and interesting match at wimbledon


Kimmi Says:

“very happy for the victory!” ha ha that is very rafa like. congrats rafa


Dory Says:

Now I am sure the TV stream will switch to the Roddick match just because he’s American and it’s the US Open instead of showing the match of two higher quality opponents and higher seeded players, JMDP and Simon. Too bad my net streaming is too slow.


van orten Says:

Tv comments say Nadal a Bit lucky today..they say like this he Stande no Chance Vs nole..Hisonly hope is fed Beating djoker..not eben a Bad Performance by rafa ..simply no agressive hard court Tennis..


jane Says:

Sigh, please show Delpo instead of this Connors retrospective which has already been aired!!!! Grrrrrrrrrr.


simba Says:

RF will beat Nole and help Nadal complete the GOAT Slam: beating the “supposedly” GOAT in all four Slams Final.


jane Says:

^ well that would be ironic, if Fed helped Rafa complete the “GOAT slam” (which I have never heard of before actually).

Ferrer is cruising versus Mayer, although the third set is tighter.

Dory, you were right. They are showing Roddick and none of Delpo vs. Simon. May have to find a stream… . Apparently, Benneteau has a wrist injury and had to get a wild card to get into the event.


sheila Says:

i watched first 2 sets of nadal/nalbandian match. what drives me bonkers, because to be quite honest, i am not a nadal fan, although i have the utmost respect 4him as a gr8 tennis player, but players like nalbandian have the physical game 2win nadal, but mentally they just cant do it. i mean nalbandian was outhitting nadal in the 1st set as a lot of players do(ie: golubev 1st rd) and then they mentally screwup. not being a nadal fan it frustrates the hell out of me because the pattern turns out 2b nadal struggles in 1st set then goes on to win the match. instead of nalbandian being deflated by losing first set, y not think how he was close to taking the 1st set & keep up the intensity. that is what is so phenomenal about nadal, he never gives up, while these other players do. i guess that is what separates champions from the other players. as i said, i have the utmost respect for nadal as a tennis player & nice guy, but geez i would love 4 these other guys to grow some tennis balls & beat him when they have the opportunity


margot Says:

Hmm, poor little Gilles just can’t get a handle on Delboy’s serve or weight of forehand. Also playing far too safely. Juan is going to eat him alive at this rate. Make him run Gilles and dice and slice, come on!
Thought Nalby showed how to beat Rafa and not the way Nole does either. Hope Andy was watching, just in case they should meet…


margot Says:

jane, can u get “livehunter” in Canada?


jane Says:

margot, what do you think was “the way”? Nalby changes direction on the ball with ease, and he used droppers, but he didn’t always win those points.

I wonder if Benneteau will retire? He retired last year here versus Robredo. Had no idea his ranking had dropped down to 81, but it must be because of the injury.


jane Says:

margot, just looked. Yes, livehunter is livescores right? Or is it streaming,


margot Says:

jane, Nalby coming to the net and taking the ball v. early, volleying whenever possible. Taking time away from Rafa, as opposed to Nole who just beats Rafa, at the moment, at his own game. Andy can’t do that. Must do something else.


margot Says:

jane, livehunter is streaming, am watching match on it right now.


margot Says:

Simon starting to read Delpot’s serve a bit better and more of a match, thank goodness. Unlikely to win though, I feel, unless JDP’s fitness is an issue


jane Says:

Yes, Nalby has nice soft hands, like Muzza. :) Volleying is a good plan. Would love to see Murray come in more, play more cat and mouse. Drop shots didn’t work, though, as Nadal gets there, and Nalby wasn’t always prepared to lob. Nole, Davy, Muzza, and Nalby all change direction with ease, which helps to at least try dictating. They all move well, although Nalby doesn’t as well as he used to. Key is to hit deep groundstrokes, try to keep Rafa behind the baseline, and get control of the points early: clearly he tends to win longer rallies. :) Rafa plays Muller next = big server I think.

Seems like Benneteau is coming around. Roddick is always so good right out of the gates – a fast starter. Donald Young match is being shown; he is playing well versus Chela.


jane Says:

Simon has hit more winners than Delpo! Interesting. However, his first serve percentage is only cracking 50. Not good for Gilles.


Aravind Says:

Get the impression that Delpo is still operating only in second gear. He has so much power and capable of so much more aggression than he has shown in this match. Hope he is not injured or anything.. He seems to be wanting to expend as little energy as possible…


stu Says:

Nole-Dolgo day session on Armstrong
Fish-Tsonga at Ashe


jane Says:

Fish-Tsonga is day. Fed vs.Monaco in the night session.

Whoa, Simon gets a set on a wild Delpo forehand.


Dory Says:

Talk about way too many missed opportunities in set 2. Del Po has lost his way since his comeback on the tour.


Ben Pronin Says:

Did anyone see that on CBS?


jane Says:

Wow, Rafa was cramping in presser, threw himself on the ground. :(


Kimmi Says:

Rafa cramping in the interview room. strange that one. never heard rafa cramping before!


jane Says:

Yes, very weird. Looked like he was going to pass out or something.


jane Says:

Commentators say he is now okay – drama for a minute there.


Kimmi Says:

OK, the report says rafa is OK! he he, dont worry rafa fans :)


tennisfansince76 Says:

wow anybody see the footage of Nadal cramping in the press room?


Kimmi Says:

jane, we are reporting at the same time :) Well, anything about the top guys must be big NEWS!


Kimberly Says:

wtf?????? I just got back from the beach and was glad to see my curse of rafa losing while i have sun and fun is over. But what happened?


Aravind Says:

Strange match for Delpo.. For a majority of this match he has been slicing and playing no pace shots like Andy Murray.. It does not look good.. I wonder if something is wrong with him physically.. He has no aggressive intent in his game(compared to his usual stuff)!


jane Says:

Kimberly, in the press room, Nadal slouched back in his chair and began grimmacing and breathing heavily, and then, he slouched / slid right down onto the floor and laid down! I guess he was having painful cramps. He looked fine on the court (had his foot retaped 3rd set I think but wasn’t cramping, at least not visably), so this all happened after the fact, after being showered, dressed, etc. However, they have shown him since the incident and he was standing up and smiling so I think it was just a passing thing,


jane Says:

Aravind, I think Delpo is a little like Nole, in that they both can struggle in the heat. i guess it is quite humid there today too.


tennisfansince76 Says:

@aravind. Delpo looks fine physically to me. i think he has just been suckered into playing a Gilles Simon type of match

don’t like to see Nadal cramping but it does show the toll his uber physical style takes on his body


Aravind Says:

Jane, it is not just the heat. He is playing very passively.. Never seen him play this passively..


jane Says:

Do stats count service winners / aces as “winners”? it seems they do at some events but not all, since there is a separate ace count anyhow.


Kimmi Says:

amazing run for donald young! 2 sets up now.

aravind – yes, no power for delpo. only 1 ace for 2 and half sets


jane Says:

Aravind, i hear you, but don’t you think lack of energy, feeling sapped could cause him to play passively?


Kimmi Says:

simon breaks in the third set. delpo in trouble in this match


skeezerweezer Says:

Re; cramping… Yeah some don’t
Realize u just don’t cramp during the match, but afterwards is very common. Hope Rafa gets plenty of fluids back in asap.

Anyone poking i on the Young Chela match? Young up 2 sets looking good, a good run for him so far.


jane Says:

tennisfansince76, Simon does have the kind of game that can lull his opponent, true.


Aravind Says:

Jane, perhaps.. He may not be having any injury, but I guess, his fitness is not upto playing 5 sets in the heat.. As a big delpo fan, I am just disappointed I guess!


jane Says:

skeezer was wondering where reports from WTF? Network have gone. Kimmi and I doing rush jobs to pick up the slack.


tennisfansince76 Says:

yes Jane maybe the humidity plus simon is lulling him. Delpo should make a commitment to play boom boom tennis. it actually takes more energy to get in those long rallies than to end pts quickly


jane Says:

Aravind, it isn’t over yet. Let’s see what happens. You never know.


tennisfansince76 Says:

too bad about Delpo i had hopes for him. slated to play Murray in the qtrs. if Murray were to play like a meathead then Delpo would win and maybe a reprise of the brutal beatdown Delpo put on Nadal 2 years ago.


Aravind Says:

tennisfan, Delpo started the first set in boom boom fashion.. Almost looked like he decided, this guy has nothing to hurt me with and played very passively.. Can you believe after almost 3 sets he has two aces! he has not hit a single first serve that has touched 130mph!


Kimmi Says:

roddick about to finish this one in the tie break.

oh no! getting worse for delpo. simon breaks again..2 breaks down in the third set..


Kimberly Says:

really strange yes? Nadal plays 4 hour matches and doesn’t do that? Is it really hot up there?

At least for better or worse he won’t have long points with Mueller to give time to recover for Roddick/Ferrer if he gets through.

my kid is watching baseball the marlins are in extra inning so i am watching on computer and relying on jane and kimmi for the rest.


tennisfansince76 Says:

as to Delpo. it is not like this is anything new. he was always susceptible to fatigue. it is a weakness for big tennis players.


Kimberly Says:

roddick ferrer, i picked roddick in my bracket and regreted it but maybe if they get the ashe match at night, hmmmm.


Kimmi Says:

Roddick thru. straight sets too. ooops ferrer next


Dory Says:

Del Potro forgot how to play aggressive. He’s not feeling confident at all.


jane Says:

Roddick versus Ferrer: it is on. Roddick has a good chance at the Quarter Finals verus Nadal (presumably) Ferrer is just coming back from injury.


tennisfansince76 Says:

@aravind Delpo actually takes his foot off the pedal as far as his serve is concerned alot. which he should not. i think he has that argentine clay court mentality. remember against Fed in the 09 final he basically just put the ball in play for the 2nd half of the match


Aravind Says:

yes, it is strange why he does it.. He has such a good second serve(before the wrist injury his kicker was grt) and an excellent game to back it up.. not too many people can punish his second serve, because of the kick he gets..


tennisfansince76 Says:

yes Dory but thats backward thinking for a big man. the more he loses confidence the more he should try to play short aggressive pts. i guess every player falls back on their comfort mode when they lose confidence. like backs up behind the baseline and plays defence


jane Says:

Delpo needs to pick up his level right now, in the 4th set, or bye bye. He managed to reach both Rafa and Nole match ups at the last two slams, and at this one he has had his best results obviously. But his summer has not been great.


tennisfansince76 Says:

@Kimberly you are a great parent but this is the US open! kick your kid off the TV. Tennis before baseball!


Dory Says:

When DelPo goes to hit big shots, he’s missing.


Aravind Says:

very strange match by Delpo.. When you have as many weapons as he does, why would you want to increase court time by rallying..I think he is not feeling the ball today on his FH and leaking a LOT of errors, so maybe he is playing cautiously..


tennisfansince76 Says:

If Roddick makes it to the qtrs against Nadal he better bring the wood (or carbon fiber as it were) liek he did in the second half of Miami last year. if he tries to push the ball around against Nadal he will get squashed. i would rather Ferrer win than for that to happen. at least Ferrer will go at Nadal.


skeezerweezer Says:

jane,

I was fired from that gig, got caught smoking dill weed and chives on the job :(. Currently seeking other reporting work. Current resume includes; always biased, never truthful, always hypocrotical and overall a pathetic human being. But very ambitious and always looking to find the bottom of the barrel, never the top. Inquires are welcome xoxo


Dory Says:

Unbelievably stupid! Now the TV stream is showing Young vs Chela instead of JMDP vs Simon. Partial to American coverage.


tennisfansince76 Says:

interesting. Rafa just admitted he cramps alot on CBS.


tennisfansince76 Says:

interesting. Rafa just admitted he cramps alot on CBS.


jane Says:

Rafa is fine. Just dehydrated. He is all smiles, dimples and crowsfeet: no worries Kimberly!


Kimmi Says:

rafa is OK, the cramping has happened after the match before but not in the press room..ha ha.

rafa is still in the line to kick some butt :)


tennisfansince76 Says:

you guys all know you can watch several matches off the US open wbsite right?


Kimmi Says:

delpo!! go delpo.


jane Says:

skeezer, lol, dillweed eh? so no more bald spot reports? : /

Delpo at 24 winners to Simon’s 36. I think they are counting aces/service winners in the winner count at this slam.


tennisfansince76 Says:

Delpo just held after being BP down. virtual MP. i am watching it off the US open website


Dory Says:

But can you watch it outside the US?


tennisfansince76 Says:

anybody else have their eye on hurricane Katia?


jane Says:

No Dory: I cannot watch in Canada, same with ESPN3.


jane Says:

Delpo is 1 of 8 on break point conversions.


Kimmi Says:

delpo service games are getting tougher and tougher


tennisfansince76 Says:

Delpo is against the wall


jane Says:

I know Kimmi. Feels like he is hanging on by his fingernails.

Donald Young sure has the crowd with him: they love him here, and are so psyched”


Kimmi Says:

young!! great to see!


jane Says:

Aww, ’tis nice to see “the (tennis) Donald” so happy, he is only 22 as well, so good things could lie ahead.


Kimmi Says:

nice interview by donald young..h didnt like watching TV coz they talk bad things about him. but now its all good :) go get them young.


tennisfansince76 Says:

stick a fork in Delpo


Kimmi Says:

grrrr! delpo broken! i lose my hopes.

C’mon delpo


jane Says:

Looks like Gilles is the man today. He’s just broken Delpo again.


tennisfansince76 Says:

simon is playing backboard tennis against DP


Kimmi Says:

Carla Suarez Navarro in the 4th round?? seriously did not realize that. That is good to see..

just looking at the order of play tommorrow..federer night match. djoko on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

C’mon delpo!


tennisfansince76 Says:

Somon first serve is 113 mph. DP should be attacking Simon 1st and 2nd serves instead he is standing way back. DP just broke back!


Kimmi Says:

DELPO! Yay! YEEEEEES! hit the ball..and keep on doing that pleeeeease!


tennisfansince76 Says:

uh oh DP down doubl BP


tennisfansince76 Says:

simon lets DP off the hook


Kimmi Says:

yep he did there tennisfansince76. errors at the end of that game. delpo needed those easy points. lets hope he attacked good in this next game..


Kimmi Says:

delpo should have gone to the net after that BH


jane Says:

Bad call!! Very tense now in this match. Somehow DP needs to find a way to break to force a fifth.


Kimmi Says:

danger game this is. c’mon delpo!


Kimmi Says:

WOOOO! go delpo..

Simon with huge return!


Kimmi Says:

simon plays very slow..but the placement was impecable


jane Says:

Why sometimes do they have to replay the point when the challenge reveals the call was wrong and the player hit a winner? Why don’t they get the point?! I don’t get it!


Kimmi Says:

another bad call! aaaagh!


Kimmi Says:

simon gets everything..no wonder federer does not like him :)


jane Says:

Two in a row against Delpo. No wonder he is frustrated. Crowd was even booing and are now trying to rally behind Delpo.


Kimmi Says:

delpo wants this..let hope he wins this set! c’mon delpo..break here!


Kimmi Says:

Oooooooow! simon getting back everything!


Kimmi Says:

delpo! where have you beeeen? now he is back!


Kimmi Says:

aaaagh! c’mon delpo!


jane Says:

Delpo is atrocious on break point conversion today.


Kimmi Says:

simon hold!! what a hold! great serving and very aggressive on those break points


jane Says:

2 of 14.


jane Says:

Simon two points away from serving for it.


Kimmi Says:

hmmm, lucky for delpo there..and the big FH to hold! phew!!


jane Says:

Tiebreak, sooooo tense!


Kimmi Says:

nervous tie break..delpo, its now or never


jane Says:

Truth is, though, Simon has played better.


Kimmi Says:

delpo going for tooo much


jane Says:

Yes, Kimmi. Some crazy errors.


Kimmi Says:

delpo, that was a bad miss there….and another. 2 point away!


jane Says:

5-3, Simon 2 points away.


jane Says:

MP, three of them.


Kimmi Says:

3 match point..

delpo! oh well!


Kimmi Says:

smon avenges the wimbledon loss. Congrats Simon.


jane Says:

Takes the first. Congrats to Gilles! Hope baby was watching, ;). Better luck next time Delpo.


oggy Says:

Some great tennis there. Simon was soaking up Delpo’s pace incredibly well, tho he didn’t shy away from going forwards at the right moments either. Could go far if he can keep it up… whom is he up against now?


margot Says:

Wow, Simon won. Thought most unlikely after first set too.
Andy night match, am glad for him but can’t stay up, so all you good Andy fans especially, jane and kimmi, give him huge, huge cheers from you and me please.
Nighty, night :)


Kimmi Says:

big cheers for andy. go andy! I have a good feeling about this match margot.

lets go andy.


mat4 Says:

Watching Isner Bogomolov. A Bogomolov win will be nice.


Kimberly Says:

was very happy for donald young! Great US Open for him.


mat4 Says:

Yes. He had a good draw, but nevertheless, he played well. Let’s hope he won’t stop there, but continue with good results.


Kimmi Says:

that was awful! they were live and the didi not know


mat4 Says:

@Kimmi:

What’s your take about this match?


scoreboard66 Says:

Good for Simon to win, but sad for DelPo. I guess that hip injury is still bothering him. I hope he heals up and can get in some good results before the year ends.


mat4 Says:

I never watched Bogomolov before. He plays quite well: good return, excellent forhand, good court coverage. The serve is average.

His return surprises: he takes the ball very early, even against Isner. Needs a bit of depth, though.


Kimmi Says:

Muzza is a better player mat4, he should win it. he always mixes the game well for this match up. but then if he starts doubting himself, make errors he can lose. I think it is andy match to lose.

Bogomolov has been a better player in this match. isner save something like 6 break points with big serves ofcourse.

C’mon underdog!

ah that was a very costly DF


Kimmi Says:

c’mon bogo!


mat4 Says:

@Kimmi:

About Murray Delicious – Just like you, I think that Lopez has no weapon to hurt AM, except if Murray shoots himself in the leg.

I was more interested about Isner Bogo, since I didn’t watch Bogo till now.


Kimmi Says:

wow! what a serve!

Isner only the serve is keeping him in this set. now isner with set point!


mat4 Says:

Great TB!


Kimmi Says:

Bogo is very impressive mat4 but i worry isner serve might just win this tie breaker


Kimmi Says:

there, isner gets the mini break. now he bring the big serve and the set is over.


Kimmi Says:

and that is exactly what happened. bogo is frustrated but what can you do!


mat4 Says:

Poor Alex…

Usually, I am always for Goliath, but this time, I can’t resist to root a bit for David.


Kimmi Says:

Muzza cruising! go muzza.


Kimmi Says:

looks like lopez came on the court from the bed, first set went quickly for muzza.

second set much closer.


Kimmi Says:

muzza made two errors in a row, now he is break point down.

F-Lo goes for broke on break point, BIG MISS!


scoreboard66 Says:

Kimmi where is tonight’s matches being shown on TV? The Tennis channel says no programming and CBS and ESPN is no mas.


Kimmi Says:

muzza two sets up. yay! go go go


Kimmi Says:

scoreboard – in canada we have feed from tennis channel.


Eric Says:

murray is putting on a freaking master class here… F-Lo isn’t even playing poorly and he’s getting totally obliterated!


Kimmi Says:

isner to the 4th round. first time 4th round at the USO.

Yes, muzza is good today.


Kimmi Says:

easy for murray today, exactly what he needed after that epic match with haase.

Congrats muzza. next donald young!

great match kirilenko vs stosur


Kimmi Says:

stosur should win this one, c’mon she has bigger weapons on that FH.

maria has fought and fought in this match, but i think sam will win.


Kimmi Says:

bad error for kirilenko. sam with match point..on her serve.


Kimmi Says:

another bad call…crazy!


Kimmi Says:

craaaaaazy! another bad call for maria. if no challenge system this match would be over a long time ago.


Eric Says:

These linesmen should all be fired…


Kimmi Says:

maria, why why oh why! she plays better when she is down.

what about when she is up???????


Kimmi Says:

yay! maria., what a great fighter she is…

How is stosur going to react now?


jane Says:

Missed Muzza, saw last HP movie, but glad to see he cruised on through!

Quite the tiebreak for Kirilenko/Stosur. Third set! But can Maria sustain that level?


Eric Says:

What an amazing tiebreak that was, especially from Kirilenko. The criminally poor line umpiring nearly ruined it, but in the end only added to the tense drama… :)


jane Says:

Bad line judging during Delpo’s match today too. One of the commentators said that the umpire not over-ruling the bad calls was like a tennis player missing an easy overhead smash.


Kimmi Says:

for kirilenko two of them were on match points. the match was over there for a second. that is as bad as they can get.


Kimmi Says:

stosur lost a close tie break in her last match against petrova too but she still went on to win the match.

she seem to be good at forgetting all the disappointments and focus on what is ahead. she needs to do that again today.


Kimmi Says:

kirilenko grunts too..people dont talk much about her, she is pretty loud too.


jane Says:

Maybe because she is less “high profile” than Sharpie and Vika. Kirilenko seems to be under the radar mainly.


Kimberly Says:

Maybe they don’t talk about her because she is not as good as the others! Petkovic grunts to but in more of an alto so not us shrill.


Eric Says:

Looks like Stosur is probs going to wrap this up… too bad, I’ve never seen Kirilenko play before but I really like her style.


jane Says:

Kirilenko making error after error. Surprised by how easily Lisicki getting beaten.


Kimberly Says:

I would not want to run into sam stosur or Serena in a dark alley. I was actually standing next to williams by a valet at miami hotel and she is physically amazing and intimidating. What a presence.


jane Says:

There are screamers at this ladies match, but they aren’t on the court.

Congrats to Stosur. Better luck to Maria next time.


Kimmi Says:

great match. too bad for maria.

Stusor is a better player i thought. bigger serve, bigger FH. congrats to stosur. first time QTR final at the USO i think.


Kimmi Says:

lisicki/zvonareva has not matched the maria/stusor match. This one is kind of one sided at the moment. c’mon somebody do something or i will go to sleep.


Mila Says:

For all of those implying Nadal takes steroids, I suggest to take a careful look at Stosur. Her bicepses are huge for a woman – on the edge of believability.


jane Says:

Looks like Sabine is trying to grant your wishes Kimmi. What do you think of Martina’s commentary?


Kimmi Says:

She is good i think. she talks about the game not yapping away about their life stories non-stop like carillo.


jane Says:

Lol, though she did says she needs to buy hoodies for her friends. I like her commnetary too. She is low key but makes lots of good points.


BT Says:

“first time QTR final at the USO i think.”

Kimmi… she made the QF last year losing a tight one to Clijsters after an epic win over Dementieva in R16.


Kimmi Says:

sabine should not give this game away..c’mon!

that was a great point


Kimmi Says:

ah, Thanks BT..i remember that now. it was qtr final that match. semi was venus/ clisters.

Hope she gets further. she has played a lot of tennis though..good thing there is a day to rest in GS.


BT Says:

Yes me too. I am an Aussie so want her to do well. Not much to cheer for on the men’s side at the moment for us.

Stosur could win this although beating Serena would be very tough although she has done it a couple of times before, once at a GS.

The biggest problem with Stosur is her brain. Too often self destructs. She is getting better though at bouncing back and closing out matches but she certainly does lots of them the hard way in three sets when it could be over in two!!


Eric Says:

Lisicki much better in this set, seems like only a matter of time until she gets it. At least at this rate. :)


Eric Says:

Or she could lose 3 points in a row and throw it all into doubt and confusion, you know, whatever tilts her kilt. Sigh.


BT Says:

LOL Eric. I personally dislike Zvonerava and her tantrums so I’m cheering for Lisicki here. If she wins she has to play her doubles partner!


jane Says:

Hmmm, Vera breaks. That may be all she wrote.


Eric Says:

BT, yeah, I did not have the greatest timing with that comment, haha. Guess I should have waited for the hold at 40-0 instead of assuming she’d get it. Still… it’s not quite over yet…


Kimmi Says:

yap! serena is tough this year but you never know!

Lisicki is down a set and a break..not good place to be.


jane Says:

At least if Vera still had her hot coach… ;)


jane Says:

Sabine just wasn’t clicking tonight, not her first serves, and too many errors. Meanwhile Vera was sharp.


King Says:

I thought No 1 always plays on Arthur Ash! Any comments?


margot Says:

kimmi thanx for those cheers :) Helped Andy loads! Seems he was playing well. Come on!

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