The top four players in the world will be on Arthur Ashe Stadium tomorrow for the semi-finals of the United States Open at Flushing Meadows, New York.
In the first match at 10am on CBS, the first seed, Novak Djokovic of Serbia takes on the third seed Roger Federer of Switzerland, followed by the second seed, Rafael Nadal of Spain taking on the fourth seed Andy Murray of Great Britain.
Head-to-head Federer has the 14-9 advantage on Djokovic, and beat him in their last meeting in the semi-finals of the French Open at Roland Garros, 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6.
As for Nadal, he has a 12-4 advantage over Murray, but we’ll have to watch Nadal’s fingers closely, as he recently burned two of them at a New York restaurant.
These are without a doubt the best tennis players on the planet and it a dream day for U.S. Open organizers even though there isn’t going to be an American involved.
The two remaining Americans, John Isner and Andy Roddick both lost on Friday. Roddick got hammered by Nadal, while Isner won a set and pushed Murray at times in losing in four sets.
The women’s semi-finals also go tomorrow with one match televised. World number one Caroline Wozniacki plays the favourite and 28th ranked Serena Williams of the United States at 6pm on CBS. Head-to-head Williams has the 2-0 lead, having beaten Wozniacki twice in 2009. The other women’s semi-final match between the ninth seed Australian Samantha Stosur and German Angelique Kerber, ranked 92nd in the world is not televised.