Novak Djokovic vs. David Ferrer: Live Score and Highlights from U.S. Open 2012
2012 U.S. Open Men's Semifinal
Novak Djokovic vs. David Ferrer, Sunday, September 9 at 11 a.m. ET
Novak Djokovic wins 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
Novak Djokovic booked himself another U.S. Open Grand Slam finals berth with a four-set, rain-delayed semifinal victory over Spaniard David Ferrer.
Ferrer was looking good early against the World No. 2, but after rain and wind forced a halt to their play as Ferrer was leading 5-2 in the first set, and whilst he would go on to clinch that set in the first few minutes of play today, he simply wasn't in the same class as Djokovic.
The Serbian international controlled the points and was dominant in attack when he needed to be. Ferrer made a lot of unforced errors, but he had to go for it if he was to pull of a shock upset and topple the World No. 2 in the men's semifinal.
Murray and Djokovic will play tomorrow for the 2012 U.S. Open crown.
And we're done here at Flushing Meadows.
Novak Djokovic just too good for David Ferrer and now a fascinating final against Andy Murray awaits us tomorrow.
I'll be blogging live on the women's final later on today, so make sure to keep it on Bleacher Report for all the latest updates and analysis on the Day 12 matches at the 2012 U.S. Open.
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Game, set, match—Novak Djokovic.
Forehand winner across court brings up the match for Djokovic, who will take on Andy Murray in the 2012 U.S. Open final.
No shame for Ferrer—took a set off Novak, but was simply outclassed by a better player on the day.
40-0, match point, Djokovic serving for the match.
2 hours and 32 minutes, Ferrer into the net, final berth awaits Novak.
30-0, Djokovic serving for the match.
Big serve out wide to the backhand of Ferrer.
Spaniard can do nothing with it.
15-0, Djokovic serving for the match.
Forehand winner to the forehand court of Ferrer.
Ferrer holds, trails fourth set 5-2.
Change of ends and you get the feeling that Djokovic is one game away from a place in the 2012 U.S. Open final against Andy Murray.
Novak doing everything he can at the moment not to waste any energy.
Got the final on this mind.
40-15, Ferrer serving to stay in the Championship.
Wide from the forehand of Ferrer.
Try again Spaniard.
40-0, Ferrer serving to stay in the Championship.
Djokovic tries to come to the net, but Ferrer is able to get to the drop shot and plant a forehand winner past the Serbain international.
Making Novak earn his Grand Slam final opportunity.
30-0, Ferrer serving to stay in the Championship.
Great forehand to the forehand court of Djokovic from Ferrer there.
15-0, Ferrer serving to stay in the Championship.
Unforced forehand error from Djokovic there.
Here we go. Ferrer serving to stay in the Championship.
Djokovic holds comfortably. Leads 5-1 fourth set.
Easy hold there from Novak.
Serbian has now won 24 of last 28 points on his own serve.
Will he break here, or will he be forced to serve for a place in the 2012 U.S. Open?
Ferrer holds, trails 4-1 fourth set.
Nice hold there by Ferrer.
Can't see him getting anything back on Novak's serve but.
How dominant has Djokovic been on his serve lately?
Djokovic holds for 4-0 in the fourth, and has now won 20 of the last 23 points on his serve. #usopen
Djokovic holds, leads 4-0 fourth set.
Djokovic upbeat, Ferrer all but given up.
Thinking we might see that 6-0 set after all.
40-0, Djokovic serving, leafing 3-0.
You get the feeling that Djokovic is definitely ready for some rest.
Big serving—doing very little to waste his energy now.
Djokovic breaks, leads 3-0 fourth set.
You think that might be it for Ferrer—giving everything in that match, but unable to stop the Serbian international from clinching the double break in the fourth set.
Head dropped after that match. Just too many unforced errors.
Hitting the top of the net far too often against a top player.
15-40, Ferrer serving, trailing 2-0 fourth set
Djokovic kicking it up a gear here.
Lots of confidence at the moment—hitting the lines and forcing Ferrer to try and make the incredible passing shot. Spaniard will give it a go, not sure if it's a good long-term solution, though.
Djokovic holds, leads fourth set 2-0.
Big forehand winners from Djokovic throughout this game—consolidating on the break. Looks tough to run down from here—Ferrer starting to look tired, trying to win it all on every shot.
Djokovic breaks, leads fourth set 1-0.
And he does it again—breaking the Spaniard in the opening game of the fourth set, just like he did in both the second and the third sets.
Ferrer had 13 unforced errors in that third set and they must not creep into this set if the World No. 5 is to have any chance of progressing through to the 2012 U.S. Open final.
15-40, Ferrer serving, fourth set.
Nice early chance for Novak Djokovic here.
He broke Ferrer's serve to start both the second and the third sets—can he do it again here?
Unforced errors creeping in from Ferrer. I wonder if he's lost some of that momentum.
Ace. Set. Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic wins the second set 6-4.
David Ferrer will serve with new balls to start the fourth set.
Set point, Djokovic.
40-0 up here, you think that Novak will be taking a 2-1 lead in the match.
The key here is that Novak has put the errors away; playing more conservative tennis, and whilst it's not the most glorious tennis we've seen him play, it's getting the job done.
Ferrer holds to love; trails 5-4 third set.
Big hold from Ferrer there. Going for it—as expected—but he's hanging in there.
Making Djokovic win the points.
Spaniard loves a challenge and won't simply roll over in third, fourth or fifth set if it gets there!
What do you guys make of the match so far?
Djokovic holds, leads 5-3 third set.
Comfortable hold to love from Djokovic there.
Great serving—kick serves, aces out wide—giving Ferrer no chance to get into the points.
Djokovic breaks, leads 4-3 third set.
And Novak breaks again!
Interesting play from Djokovic here—just playing very defensively to chip the ball around and slice it back when possible. Understands that Ferrer has to go for it and is content for the Spaniard to either make his shots or miss them.
At the moment, he's missing more than he's making.
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