Djokovic in Seventh Straight Grand Slam Semifinal...Murray Knocked Out in Quarters 9/6/13
NEW YORK - Top-seeded Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) quickly overcame a one-set lull to reach the U.S. Open semifinals for the seventh consecutive year, beating 21st-seeded Mikhail Youzhny (mih-KAYL' YOOS'-nee) of Russia 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-love.
Djokovic, the 2011 champion, next faces ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka (vah-VRIN'-kah), who upset defending champion Andy Murray 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.
While Wawrinka will making his major semifinal debut Saturday, Djokovic will be trying to reach his fifth U.S. Open final. In addition to his title, he was the runner-up in New York in 2007, 2010 and 2012.
Djokovic is 12-2 lifetime against Wawrinka.
The Bryan brothers' quest for the calendar Grand Slam is over. Bob and Mike Bryan lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Leander Paes (lee-AN'-dur payz) and Radek Stepanek in the double semifinals, ending a 28-match winning streak in the Grand Slams. The Bryans were trying to become only the second men's doubles team to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a single year.
The Williams sisters have advanced to the women's doubles semifinals with a 6-3, 6-1 win over defending champions Roberta Vinci (VIN'-chee) and Sara Errani (ehr-RAH'-nee). The Williams' are now two wins away from their 14th Grand Slam tournament title.