Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori Live
World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia will face Japanese rising star Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals of the US Open. The match will be played at the Flushing Meadows in New York on Saturday, September 6th.
While Novak Djokovic got around Andy Murray of Great Britain 7-6(7-1), 6-7(--7), 6-2, 6-4 in four sets on Wednesday night, Kei Nishikori beat Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in a thrilling five set match. The third seed was ousted by the Japanese tenth seed 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(9-7), 6-7(5-7), 6-4 in a match which seemed to go on for an eternity.
The Serbian got the better of the likes of Diego Schwwartzman, Paul Henri Mathieu, Sam Querrey, and 22ndseeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the round of 16 in order to progress into the quarters, where he beat Murray. Kei Nishikori, on the other hand, beat Wayne Odesnik, Pablo Andujar, Leonardo Mayer, and Milos Raonic on his way to the quarters, where he beat Wawrinka.
Both players have lost only a couple of times in their last ten outings on court. The duo have faced each other three times with Novak Djokovic leading the head to head stats by 2-1 which also includes a walkover at Miami earlier this year. This should be a fantastic match for the fans.
Tags: US Open, Flushing Meadows, Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori
Posted: 6th September 2014
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