Roger Federer

Marin Cilic of Croatia reacts in the third set against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men's singles semifinal match on Day Thirteen of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Federer Loses To Marin Cilic In US Open Semifinals

Roger Federer could not pull off another big escape at the U.S. Open, losing 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals Saturday against Croatia’s Marin Cilic.

09/06/2014

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men's singles semifinal match on Day Thirteen of the 2014 US Open.. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Liguori: Top Seed Novak Djokovic Sent Home Early

Kei Nishikori became the first Asian man to advance to a Grand Slam final. The 24-year-old from Japan ousted the top-ranked player in the world, Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6, 6-3.

09/06/2014

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot against Gael Monfils of France during their men's singles quarterfinal match on Day Eleven of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Federer Saves 2 Match Points, Reaches US Open Semis

Frustrated by Monfils’ unpredictable style, flummoxed by the swirling wind, and missing shots he normally makes, Federer twice was a single point from losing while down 5-4 in the fourth set.

09/04/2014

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in their men's singles fourth round match on Day Nine of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Roger Federer Back Into US Open Quarterfinals; Wozniacki To Semifinals

Federer was broken only once, part of a three-game run for Bautista Agut that took the score from 5-1 to 5-4. But Federer had no trouble the second time he tried to serve out that set, which he ended with a pair of aces.

09/02/2014

Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after defeating Marcel Granollers of Spain during their men's singles third round match on Day Seven of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Roger Federer Advances In 4 Sets At US Open

The second-seeded Federer was a game from losing the first set to Marcel Granollers in the third round Sunday when play was stopped because of lightning.

08/31/2014

(Left:) Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Sam Groth of Australia in their men's singles second round match on Day Five of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2014.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

(Right:) Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their women's singles second round match on Day Five of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Federer, Sharapova Easily Top Opponents

Second-seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland has not won a grand slam in the US Open in more than two years, and at 33, some have wondered whether his time might be up.

08/29/2014

Roger Federer of Switzerland talks to the media during previews for the US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Liguori: Roger Federer, Serena Williams Are Talk Of 2014 US Open

This 2014 U.S. Open is all about two of the all-time greats in tennis — Roger Federer and Serena Williams — hoping to win their 18th Grand Slam titles.

08/26/2014

The Women's Singles U.S. Open trophy is seen during the draw ceremony prior to the start of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 21, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

6 Players With Most U.S. Open Singles Championships In Open Era

In the Open Era, there have been a number of tennis players to win two or more U.S. Open Singles Championships. Here’s the 6 tennis players who have won the most Singles Championship titles in the Open Era:

08/24/2014

Taylor Townsend of the United States returns a shot during her French Open match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain on May 30, 2014 in Paris. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Serena To Play Budding American Star Townsend In First Round Of Open

Taylor Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round at the French Open this year. She got into her first U.S. Open main draw with a wild card.

08/21/2014

Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return during his match against Tommy Robredo of Spain on Day 6 at the Western & Southern Open on August 14, 2014 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Past US Open Champs Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer Seeded 1-2

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final.

08/19/2014

Roger Federer celebrates after winning his final match against David Ferrer on Day 9 of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Federer, Serena Head Into US Open On High Note

By now, everyone knows Roger Federer’s itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner’s trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the US Open.

08/18/2014

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A ‘Laid-Back’ Roger Federer Tunes Up For US Open

Federer does not feel the obligation to play as many tournaments as he once did. He is ranked No. 3 and taking a simpler approach to the game.

08/05/2014

Novak Djokovic kisses the Wimbledon trophy on July 6, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic Outlasts Roger Federer In Marathon Wimbledon Final

Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star in five sets Sunday.

07/07/2014

Rafael Nadal (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Agassi Says Nadal — Not Federer — Is Greatest Tennis Player Ever

Agassi made the comments in an interview with Singapore newspaper Straits Times, saying Nadal’s achievements are more impressive because he has had to deal with tougher opponents.

05/08/2014

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against Switzerland's Roger Federer. (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Nadal Eases Past Federer In Aussie Semis, Sets Up Final Against Wawrinka

He completed his 23rd win in 33 head-to-heads, and ninth in 11 Grand Slam matches, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 in 2 hours and 24 minutes against the 17-time major winner.

01/24/2014

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