Juan Martin Del Potro

And Then There Were 4

by Kenny Ducey

The semifinals are set for Saturday afternoon; after Berdych and Murray advanced yesterday to set up one matchup, David Ferrer and Novak Jokovic moved on today, but for Ferrer it didn’t come easy.

Rainy Day at Flushing Meadows

by Amit Badlani
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Well, the effects of Hurricane Isaac were bound to travel up the east coast and ruin at least one day of the US Open. Viewers of day nine saw only two singles matches get completed because of the rain.

Day 7: Halfway Home

by Jake Kring-Schreifels, Ben Kelly

Just two days after what may have been Andy Roddick’s most emotional match, it wasn’t unforeseeable that Sunday could have been his last. Like a baseball team that plays lethargic on a Sunday afternoon following a late night walk-off win, Roddick had to quell Friday Night Lights residue. After four sets however, retirement was delayed once more.

Roddick defeated Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 and continued his fight against putting down the racquet. Once again, even in a half-filled Arthur Ashe stadium, the Flushing fans made their presence felt for their American.

Clijsters Says Goodbye

by Amit Badlani

Kim Clijsters finished her singles career on the same court where she won three grand slams. The 23rd seeded Belgian fell to Great Britain's Laura Robson at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Clijsters stated before the US Open that this will be her last tournament, so inherently the loss will be her last singles match. She sat at the interview podium for half an hour, answering questions about her whole career spanning from her toughest loss to what she believes her legacy will be.