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Novak Djokovic celebrates his victory over Andy Murray during their US Open men's quarterfinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center September 3, 2014. (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Djokovic To Face Nishikori In US Open Semis; Murray Drained, ‘Disappointed’

Eventually, the physically demanding action proved too much for a fading Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic pulled away to reach the semifinals for the eighth consecutive year.

09/04/2014

(Left): Serena Williams of the United States reacts against Flavia Pennetta of Italy during their women's singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

(Right): Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves against Andy Murray of Great Britain during their men's singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic Off To US Open Semifinals

After a bad-as-can-be start, dropping the first three games, Serena Williams quickly turned things around and stretched her U.S. Open winning streak to 19 matches to get back to the semifinals.

09/03/2014

Kei Nishikori of Japan returns a shot against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during the US Open quarterfinals on Sept. 3, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Japan’s Nishikori Outlasts No. 3 Wawrinka For Spot In US Open Semifinals

The match went 4 hours, 15 minutes, and the 10th-seeded Nishikori managed to shake off any lingering exhaustion from his previous victory, which lasted 4:19 and ended at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday, equaling the latest finish in tournament history.

09/03/2014

Novak Djokovic (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) and Serena Williams (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA) in action at the 2014 US Open.

Murray-Djokovic, Serena-Pennetta Highlight Busy Wednesday At US Open

Andy Murray went more than a year between victories over top-10 opponents. Now he needs to make it two in a row.

09/03/2014

Shuai Peng of China celebrates her 6-2, 6-1 win over Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during their 2014 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Frenchman Monfils Upsets No. 7 Dmitrov For Spot In US Open Quarters

Gael Monfils beat Grigor Dmitrov 7-5, 7-6 (6), 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2010.

09/02/2014

Flavia Pennetta of Italy returns a shot against Casey Dellacqua of Australia during their women's singles fourth round match on Day Eight of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Serena Thrilled To Finally Make A Grand Slam Quarterfinal In 2014

Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi in the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her hopes alive for a third straight Flushing Meadows crown.

09/01/2014

Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during their women's singles fourth round match at the US Open on Sept. 1, 2014.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Liguori: Top Seeds Williams, Djokovic Have No Problem Beating The Heat

The top seeds made it look easy on a hot and humid Labor Day.

09/01/2014

Serena Williams (R) and Venus Williams play their women's doubles match against Timea Babos of Hungary Kristina Mladenovic of France on Day Four of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Williams Sisters Move To US Open Doubles Quarters

The sisters are bidding for their 14th Grand Slam doubles title, but first at Flushing Meadows since 2009.

08/31/2014

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates defeating Varvara Lepchenko of the United States in their women's singles third round match on Day Six of the 2014 US Open. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Serena Williams Runs US Open Winning Streak To 17

The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams has faced American opponents in all three of her matches this week while extending her overall winning streak at Flushing Meadows to 17.

08/30/2014

Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia plays against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their 2014 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2014 in New York. Krunic won 6-4 6-4. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit" TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Another Qualifier In Women’s Draw Pulls Off An Upset

“Qualifiers” are gaining additional notoriety in the women’s draw.

08/30/2014

Serena Williams returns a shot against Vania King during their second-round match at the US Open on Aug. 28, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Former French Open Winner Ana Ivanovic Bounced Out Of US Open

Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round Thursday.

08/28/2014

Sloane Stephens of the United States return a shot against Johanna Larsson of Sweden during her women's singles second round match on Day Three of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: Stephens Doesn’t Look Hungry Enough In Earliest Exit At US Open

Sloane Stephens has carried the burden of being considered the possible successor to top- ranked Serena Williams for a while now. It’s either too much pressure for her, she’s not hungry enough or she doesn’t want it bad enough.

08/27/2014

Serena Williams of the US returns a shot to Taylor Townsend of the US during their US Open 2014 women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center August 26, 2014  in New York. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Serena Begins Bid For Third Consecutive US Open Title With Win Over Townsend

Serena Williams began her bid for a third consecutive U.S. Open title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American teen Taylor Townsend on Tuesday night.

08/27/2014

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

Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens, hosts the US Open Tennis Championships. (Credit: Getty Images)

Tennis Fans Flock To Queens For Start Of US Open

It’s the calm before the excitement begins at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows where 700,000 fans are expected to fill the stands over the next two weeks.

08/25/2014

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