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U.S. Open Day 11

Wawrinka Stuns Murray, Sets Semis Showdown with Djokovic

Stan Wawrinka upsets defending champion Andy Murray 64 63 62

Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka. Photo

September 05 2013 ITS Staff: New York - No. 9 seed Stanislas Wawrinka pulled off a stunning upset of dfending US Open champion Andy Murray on Thursday at the Arthur Ashe Stadium with a straight sets victory 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.


The reigning Wimbledon champion, went down in defeat unable to find rhythm in a match the Swiss totally dominated from start to finish. The No.2 Swiss,who had upset Murray here at the U,S.Open in 2010 US Open in the third round in four sets, ripped 45 winners while dictating his service games at will without facing a single breakpoint in a match that lasted two hours and 15 minutes.


The Scot meanwhile committed 37 unforced errors despite hitting 30 winners. Wawrinka will now meet the winner between Novak Djokovic and Mikhail Youzhny who will play their quarterfinal match in Thursday night’s match.

Djokovic Defeats Youzhny in 4 Sets

Top-seed Djokovic didn'i flinch during a hiccup. Photo September 5, 2013 by Nicholas McCarvel - Perhaps it was a good thing Novak Djokovic lost a set on Thursday night at the US Open – though he probably wouldn’t agree with that statement. The world No. 1 was tested for the first time at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in a quarterfinal clash with Russian Mikhail Youzhny, but the 2011 champion won going away, recording a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 victory. Even if his evening wasn’t unblemished, the Serbian maintained a perfect record in the quarterfinals in New York, now 7-0. On Saturday, he takes on Stanislas Wawrinka, the Swiss man who shocked defending champion Andy Murray in the day’s earlier encounter. After Djokovic coasted to his 13th and 14th consecutive sets of the 2013 tournament, things got sticky in set three as the No. 21 seed jumpstarted a dazzling display of speed and shot-making. Full article

Bryans' Quest for Grand Slam Thwarted by Paes, Stepanek

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek. Photo  September 5, 2013 by Erin Bruehl - After dominating the first set, in which they lost just one point on serve, the world No. 1 doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan lost, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, to Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek, ending their bid to become the first men’s doubles team in the Open era to win the calendar-year Grand Slam. With their record 15th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in July, the Bryans became the first men’s doubles team ever to hold all four Grand Slam titles plus the Olympic title simultaneously, dating back to the 2012 London Olympics and their 2012 US Open title.


“We’re very disappointed,” Bob Bryan said after the loss. “As competitors we hate to lose, and we knew what was riding on this match and the opportunity of what we could have accomplished. All this Grand Slam talk has been in the back of our heads, and it’s been an honor to be part of this run with Mike. It’s been a great 12 months. Today all the luck that’s been on our side went against us. Those guys played a great match.”


Paes and Stepanek credited the Bryans, knowing how much they have accomplished for doubles, but were happy to be back into the final and with their comeback. “I have tremendous respect for the boys," Paes said. "They are great champions, great ambassadors for the game. What they have done this year is something really special. In one context, going out there to play today we knew we were playing for our year. We’ve got a little bit more work to do this week, but I’m very proud of the partner I share the court with.” Full article

Men’s Singles Quarter-finals Thursday September 05

9-Stanislas Wawrinka beat 3-Andy Murray 6-4, 6-3, 6-2

1-Novak Djokovic beat Mikhail Youzhny 6-3 6-2 on-going


Women’s Doubles Semi-finals Thursday September 05

8-Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua beat 10-Sania Mirza/Jie Zheng 6-2 6-2

Women’s Doubles Quarter-finals Thursday September 05

Serena Williams/Venus Williams beat 1-Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci 6-3 6-1

Men’s Doubles Semi-final Thursday September 05

2-Alexander Peya/Bruno Soares beat 10-Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo 7-5 6-4

4-Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek beat 1-Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan 3-6 6-3 6-4

U.S. Open Daily Update

Day 14: Serena Defeats Azarenka in 3 Sets for 17th Grand Slam Title

Day 13: Djokovic Outlasts Wawrinka in 5-sets, Faces Nadal in Final

Day 12: Serena, Azarenka Sets Rematch Showdown in Final

Day 11: Wawrinka Stuns Murray, Sets SF Showdown w. Djokovic

Day 10: Gasquet Upsets Ferrer, Faces Streaking Nadal in Semis

Day 10: Huey, Inglot Denied Final Four Spot by Melo, Dodig

Day 9: Azarenka Edges Ivanovic, Enter Quarter-finals

Day 8: Robredo Shocks Federer in First Win After 11 Tries

Day 8: Huey, Inglot Enter QF; Bryans Closer to Grand Slam

Day 7: Serena Stops Stephens; Noles, Murray into 4th rd

Day 6: Nadal, Federer, Ferrer Roll On; Kohlschreiber Denies Isner Anew; Halep Crushes Kirilenko

Day 5: Hewitt Upsets Del Potro; Djokovic, Murray into 3rd Round
Day 4: Nadal, Federer on Course to Showdown; Ferrer Move to 3rd rd; Serena Rolls; Errani Upset by Penneta;

Day 3: Murray Cruises in Title Defense Opener; Del Potro Battles Past Lopez; Radswanka, Li Na reach 3rd rd; Venus Ousted by Zheng

Day 2: Federer, Berdych Ease to Second Round; Errani, Kvitova, Ivanovic Advance; Stosur Shocked by 17-year old;

Day 1: Nadal Breezes, Nishikori Stunned in Opener; Radswanka, Li Na Cruise; Venus Ousts No.12 Flipkens;

Last American Standing: U.S. Men's Players Ousted First Week 

Open News Bits: Tomic Conquers Self, Ramos; Reister Posts Golden Set; France sends 14 players to main draw

Lisicki and co. looking to do great things in NY: Porsche Team 

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