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After two days of unremitting rain, matches finally resumed on Thursday at the U.S. Open. The inclement weather over the past 72 hours has forced tournament officials to move both the Men’s and Women’s finals back a day. Here are some of the results for day 11.
Rafael Nadal defeated Luxembourger Gilles Muller in straight sets, 7-6(1), 6-1, 6-2. Nadal overcame a 3-0 deficit in the first set and cruised from there as he dropped just three games the rest of the match. The Spaniard was broken just two times and committed only 11 unforced errors. The defending champion is peaking at the right time and faces Andy Roddick Friday in the quarterfinals. Nadal has a career record of 6-3 against Roddick.
World Number 1 Novak Djokovic beat fellow Serb Janko Tipsarevic 7-6(2), 6-7(3), 6-0, 3-0. Tipsarevic retired in the middle of the fourth set due to a leg injury. Djokovic was tested in the first two sets, but proved to be too much for his countryman, advancing to the semifinals for the fourth consecutive year.
Five-time Champion Roger Federer breezed to a straight sets victory against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Federer served a whopping 72% as he avenged his Wimbledon loss to Tsonga. The World Number 3 takes on Novak Djokovic in a rematch of this year’s French Open semifinal, where Federer ended Djokovic’s 43-match winning streak.
Andy Murray outclassed American hopeful Donald Young in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3. Murray broke Young’s serve eight times throughout the match. The Brit got off the court in just under two hours and faces American John Isner in the quarters.
2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick took down World Number 5 David Ferrer in four sets, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Roddick hit 41 winners to just 27 unforced errors and lost serve only twice. The American faces Nadal in the quarterfinals.
Big-serving American John Isner won three tie breaks en route to a victory against Frenchman Gilles Simon, winning 7-6(2), 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(4). Isner smacked 26 aces to advance to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal where he faces Andy Murray. Isner has never beaten Murray in three tries.