Sep 7, 2008

Federer beats Djokovic at the US Open; other matches postponed

Had Novak Djokovic won Saturday and gone on to win the championship, he would have surpassed Roger Federer in the rankings, dropping the longtime No. 1 all the way to No. 3.

However, Federer who has won 33 consecutive matches and four consecutive championships at the U.S. Open dismissed Djokovic 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2.
Now Federer is closing in on his 13th Grand Slam title.

In the meanwhile Tropical Storm Hanna carry chaos to Flushing Meadows, dumping enough rain to suspend the other men’s semifinal between Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal which was in progress and postpone the women’s final between Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic.

The men’s final at Louis Armstrong stadium was delayed until Monday for the first time since 1987, giving Federer plenty of time to rest. He also was going to be able to do some scouting Sunday when his nemesis, new No. 1 Rafael Nadal, was to resume his semifinal against Andy Murray. They stopped Saturday with Murray leading 6-2, 7-6 (5), 2-3.

(Via Yahoo! Sports)

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