Djokovic tops Federer's conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row

Novak Djokovic Marin Cilic Kei Nishikori Madison Keys are quarterfinal headliners

Novak Djokovic Marin Cilic Kei Nishikori Madison Keys are quarterfinal headliners

John Millman, who memorably beat Roger Federer to advance to the US Open quarterfinals, lost in straight sets to sixth seed Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4 6-4.

The other men's quarterfinal features No. 6 seed Novak Djokovic against John Millman.

The Serbian star, who ended a 54-week title drought with his 13th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, defeated the tenacious Aussie 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to reach his 11th US Open semi-final in his last 11 appearances.

Osaka was an easy victor in her quarterfinal, eliminating unseeded Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-1, 6-1 in all of 57 minutes.

The 20-year-old Osaka, who has looked comfortable on one of the sport's biggest stages, was tearful after her fourth-round clash but much less emotional after her latest win.

As a result, Japan will be represented in both the last four of the men's and women's singles draws at a grand slam for the first time in the Open era.

"He apologised for going to change [clothes] in the second set but I said "it's OK, I need the rest".

It was first played at the U.S. Open in 2005, but did not have a match in Arthur Ashe Stadium until previous year.

The 23-year-old American slugger, a finalist last year, booked a return trip to the semifinals on Wednesday night with a rock-solid 6-4, 6-3 victory over tricky veteran Carla Suarez Navarro.

Novak Djokovic beat Kei Nishikori on Friday night to advance to his eighth US Open men's final.

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"Tough couple, first two sets".

If Djokovic wins in NY, he'll join Pete Sampras on 14 grand slam triumphs, a total only bettered by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Former world No 4 Nishikori finally came to life midway through the second set as he extracted a few errors from Cilic and lifted his own game to fight back from 4-2 down to successfully level things up on a sweltering Arthur Ashe Stadium. Now, she needs to do it one more time to advance to her first career final.

"You could imagine it was very hard for me to say goodbye before the match finishes", Nadal said.

"Very tested", said Djokovic, who admitted that like many he was surprised to find himself facing Millman, not Federer, across the net. That all changed in the middle of the second set, when the Croat with the score 4:2 managed to lose four games in a row.

In 2017, she was beaten by Sloane Stephens in the U.S. Open final; Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe were the other semifinalists, making it the first time in 36 years that the last four women in NY represented the host country. "I tried to swing a little more, play aggressive and start working better from 4-2 down", he added. Just put me back a bit on my back foot.

Widely considered the best returner in the game, Djokovic kept accumulating chances - and then failing to cash them in.

Millman held serve in that game to stay one break behind Djokovic.

Djokovic was not to be denied though, as he timed the final break of serve to perfection, grabbing the advantage in game nine before serving out to love to seal his passage into the final four. Novak won just two points more than Roger and he had to dig deep in his service games to emerge as a victor before the deciding set, saving 19 out of 23 break points and stealing Federer's serve six times from 13 opportunities.

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