It took a tie-breaker for him to reach the semis, but Djokovic was able to defeat 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4 to advance to the next round. Ferrer advanced after downing No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-7 (5), 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in what turned out to be a 4 hour and 31-minute match.
Olympic champ Andy Murray and 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych each advanced to the semi finals after victories on Wednesday. Berdych ousted five-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 while Murray took down Marin Cilic 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, 6-0.
Here's the schedule for tomorrow's semis:
Where: Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
When: Saturday, Sept. 8 with play starting at 12 noon
No. 6 Tomas Berdych vs. No. 3 Andy Murray
Even though Tomas Berdych has what it takes to knock off Federer, I still like Andy Murray's chances in this semifinal bout.
Berdych has been erratic at times during this tournament and Murray will be looking to take advantage of those moments to gain the edge.
Murray had an impeccable comeback against Cilic in the quarterfinals and I expect him to carry that mental toughness into the match with Berdych and come out victorious.
No. 4 David Ferrer vs. No. 2 Novak Djokovic
The reigning U.S. Open champion is going to handle David Ferrer in their semifinals match on Saturday afternoon to advance to the finals.
Djokovic has put his excellent mental toughness and relentlessness on display during this tournament, and even when he was down, still looked like he would come out on top.
Djokovic has been dominant in his serves and has a consistent return game, especially on the hard surface.
The Djoker will be your U.S. Open champion when it's all said and done
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