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  • 9/2/2014 5:36:35 PM
  • CiCi BEATEN ...


    Junior Girls' No 1 Catherine Bellis is beaten by Russia's Natalia Vikhlyantseva 7-6(9) 2-6 6-1


    9/2/2014 5:40:20 PM
  • PENG BREAKS AGAIN
    [break] Bencic receives a coaching violation and also finds herself 3-0* down in the second set, having lost the first 6-2 against Peng Shuai.
    9/2/2014 5:43:07 PM
  • KOHLSCHREIBER STILL A RECORD HOLDER  ...


    ... in reference to Kei Nishikori's epic late night victory against Milos Raonic last night.
    9/2/2014 5:46:27 PM
  • SIX CONSECUTIVE GAMES
    [break] Chinese star Peng Shuai is now just two games away from her first career grand slam semi-final.The 17-year-old Bencic looks beaten here!
    9/2/2014 5:51:38 PM
  • BENCIC IN TROUBLE ...

    The 'Swiss Miss' is on a losing road to Peng in the women's quarter-finals


    9/2/2014 5:55:51 PM
  • PENG KNOWS THE WAY
    [game-set-match] Unseeded 28-year-old Peng Shuai reaches the semi-finals in a ridiculously one-sided match 6-2 6-1 against Belinda Bencic in just 64 minutes.

    WHAT A FEELING: Peng Shuai reaches her first grand slam semi-final at her 37th attempt

    Peng will play 2009 runner-up 
    Caroline Wozniacki or 13th seed Sara Errani for a place in the final
    9/2/2014 6:03:11 PM


  • 9/2/2014 6:09:35 PM




  • 9/2/2014 6:29:25 PM
  • GRIGOR AND GAEL GETTING GOING
    [stats] Grigor Dimitrov and Gael Monfils meet for the third time (tied 1-1). Their first meeting came at the US Open in the first round three years ago and the Frenchman won in straight sets. Dimitrov came into this season with an 8-13 match record in grand slam tournaments, never getting past the third round Now, he is one win away from reaching his third major quarter-final of the season (12-3 record). Monfils is trying to reach his second US Open quarter-final after 2010. 
    9/2/2014 6:32:27 PM
  • EMOTIONAL PENG
    Peng Shuai becomes the third Chinese player after two-time grand slam champion Li Na and Zheng Jie to reach the last four at a slam after her 6-2 6-1 victory against 17-year-old Belinda Bencic. The breakthrough has come in her 37th slam tournament, and an emotional Peng said:


    It's an amazing time for me. It's a little bit too exciting. I love tennis but it's a long time my career, it's been tough sometimes. I was thinking about giving up because I don't know if I can make it. I want to say thanks to my coach and my parents because they tell me to fight and never give up. And that today was coming."

    9/2/2014 6:36:44 PM
  • SERVES DOMINATING
    [stats] Grigor Dimitrov has won 92% of his first serves in this match so far, while Gael Monfils has won 91% of his. The Bulgarian leads 4-3* in the first set.
    9/2/2014 6:42:14 PM
  • CILIC AND SIMON UNDERWAY
    [tennis] Over on Louis Armstrong 14th seed Marin Cilic is taking on Frenchman Gilles Simon
    9/2/2014 6:43:43 PM


  • 9/2/2014 6:51:46 PM
  • MONFILS MAKES HIS MOVE
    [break] The enigmatic Frenchman Gael Monfils breaks Grigor Dimitrov to take a *6-5 and he will serve for the first set!
    9/2/2014 6:54:18 PM
  • MONFILS TAKES THE LEAD
    [set] Monfils is on song and he takes the opening set 7-5 in 34 minutes against the Wimbledon semi-finalist Dimitrov.

    MONFILS MAKES AN EARLY MOVE 



    9/2/2014 6:58:23 PM
  • EARLY BREAKS
    [break] Marin Cilic faces Gilles Simon trying to reach the quarter-finals in New York for the third time. Simon is looking to advance to his second grand slam tournament quarter-final after making the last-eight in Australia in 2009. The Frenchman broke in the third game, but back came Cilic, who is coached by former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, to immediately break back at *2-2.
    9/2/2014 7:05:42 PM
  • MURRAY FANS VOW TO STAY UP THROUGH THE NIGHT ...




    9/2/2014 7:12:01 PM
  • MONFILS UP A SET AND A BREAK
    [break] Gael Monfils, who always seems to flatter to deceive, breaks again after Dimitrov double faults to hand him a
    *3-2 lead in the second set. The 20th seed is already a set to the good. Are we heading for an upset on Ashe?
    9/2/2014 7:25:36 PM
  • MOVING CLEAR
    [tennis] Monfils is serving into the forehand and getting a lot of reward. The flamboyant Frenchman moves clear at 4-2* now as he looks to reach his second quarter-final of the year having reached the last eight at Roland Garros.
    9/2/2014 7:31:00 PM
  • GRIGOR STRUGGLING

    The highly-rated Bulgarian finds himself a set and a break down


    9/2/2014 7:34:38 PM
  • DIMITROV BREAKS BACK
    [break] The player nicknamed 'Baby Fed', Grigor Dimitrov breaks Monfils for the first time in the match to level up the second set at *4-4. There were a couple of exhausting rallies in that last game with the Bulgarian showing true grit and determination to come through it on top.
    9/2/2014 7:39:20 PM
  • LOSING THE PLOT
    [missed-chance] Monfils stands inside the baseline on a Dimitrov first serve at 40-0 to the Bulgarian and decides to whack his first serve straight out of play before slumping down in his chair and then cursing himself. That's Monfils for you!
    9/2/2014 7:43:07 PM
  • SIMON WINS FIRST SET
    [set] Gilles Simon, trying to reach the quarter-finals in New York for the third time wins the opening set, 7-5 against Marin Cilic from Croatia.

    SIMON LEADS 



    9/2/2014 7:45:50 PM


  • 9/2/2014 7:46:41 PM
  • LAMONF UNHAPPY
    [missed-chance] Seems as though Monfils was unhappy about something being thrown down from one of the stands in Arthur Ashe Stadium. We'll get to the bottom of it!
    9/2/2014 7:48:25 PM


  • 9/2/2014 7:49:04 PM
  • GIGOR AHEAD IN BREAKER
    [tie-break] Dimitrov, who is seeking to reach his third grand slam quarter-final of the year after a last eight run at the Australian Open and semi-final at Wimbledon, opens up a 4-2* lead in the breaker.
    9/2/2014 7:53:00 PM
  • GAEL FORCE
    [set] An extraordinary end to the second set with Monfils gasping for air at the changeover, but the Frenchman takes it 7-6 (8-6).

    MONFILS IS A SET AWAY 



    9/2/2014 8:00:54 PM
  • NOT GOOD NEWS FOR GRIGOR
    [stats] Dimitrov has NEVER comes back for two sets down to win a match.
    9/2/2014 8:02:40 PM
  • VESNINA OVER THE MOON ...


    The Williams sisters, owners of 13 grand slam doubles titles, were beaten 7-6(5) 6-4 by the fourth-seeded Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

    9/2/2014 8:10:44 PM
  • FLAMBOYANT, ESCENTRIC ...

    CALL HIM WHAT YOU WILL ... BUT MONFILS IS AN ENTERTAINER



    9/2/2014 8:15:30 PM
  • BROKEN TRAINER
    [sunny] Temperatures are reaching 60% humidity. There is no heat break for the men at the US Open, but Dimitrov has ripped open his trainer from sliding on the hardcourt, so he's had to rush off court and get a new pair ... the man has no sole!!! Pardon the pun.
    9/2/2014 8:18:24 PM
  • CILIC LEVEL
    [set] Croatian 14th seed Marin Cilic wins the second set on a tiebreaker to restore parity against Gilles Simon over on Louis Armstrong - 5-7 7-6 (7-3).

    CILIC WINS BREAKER



    9/2/2014 8:39:30 PM
  • STRAIGHT SETS FOR MONFILS
    [game-set-match] Gael Monfils, who has been playing without a coach, makes it through to the quarter-finals in New York with a straight sets, 7-5 7-6(6) 7-5 victory over the much-fancied seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov in two hours and 24 minutes.

    MONFILS MAKES QUARTER-FINALS WITHOUT LOSING A SET

    9/2/2014 8:49:06 PM
  • SLAM QUARTER-FINAL
    [stats] Lamonf, who won in Montpellier earlier this year for his fifth career singles title, reaches back-to-back grand slam quarter-finals.
    9/2/2014 8:57:15 PM
  • NIGHT SESSION
    [tennis] Monfils will play the winner of the night match between five-time champion Roger Federer faces Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut. Federer has a 24-1 record at night in Arthur Ashe Stadium and is trying to reach his 10th US Open quarter-final in 11 years and 43rd overall in a major. Bautista Agut is one of the most improved players on the ATP World Tour this season, making the biggest jump into the Top 20 from last season (No 59 to No 19). The match between 10th seeded Caroline Wozniacki and Sara Errani from Italy will follow. In the day's other last-16 match, Tomas Berdych tackles Dominic Thiem, the lowest-ranked player left in the draw at 45. Berdych reached the semi-finals in 2012 and is bidding to make his 11th major quarter-final. Thiem, who turns 21 on Wednesday, is trying to become the first Austrian man to reach a grand slam quarter-final since Jurgen Melzer at the 2010 French Open. The last Austrian to reach the quarter-finals in New York was Thomas Muster in 1996.
    9/2/2014 9:00:09 PM
  • HEADING THROUGH ...

    MONFILS COULD FACE FEDERER NEXT 


    9/2/2014 9:36:39 PM
  • CILIC MOVES IN FRONT
    [set] Croatia's Marin Cilic moves two sets to one ahead against Gilles Simon over on Louis Armstrong - 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4, but the Frenchman has broke to take a 4-1* lead in the fourth. We could well be heading into a decider in this one!
    9/2/2014 9:51:10 PM
  • SIMON AND CILIC HEAD INTO A DECIDER
    [set] Gilles Simon is looking to follow countryman Gael Monfils into last eight as he wins the fourth set 6-3 to take Marin Cilic into a fifth set. Simon leads the head-to-head record against Cilic 4-0 so will be favourite to progress.
    9/2/2014 10:08:36 PM
  • [recommend] GOOD NIGHT
    That's it from us for today. Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki are both in action overnight and you can watch it all live on Sky Sports 3HD. We'll be back blogging live tomorrow from 4pm BST. Head to our Live Score page for score updates from this Simon-Cilic game. Bye for now.
    9/2/2014 10:11:05 PM
  • 9/3/2014 10:37:16 AM

  • 9/3/2014 10:43:10 AM
  • [barrycowan]Here's Sky Sports pundit Barry Cowan's tips for today's action. Follow his bets with Sky Bet here.

    9/3/2014 2:41:22 PM
  • STAY UP THROUGH THE NIGHT ...



    9/3/2014 2:57:47 PM
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