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Order of play and path to the semis

Order of play and path to the semis

By Reuters
Last update The 11/09/2010 at 01:41 -
By Reuters - The 11/09/2010 at 01:41
The path through to the tournament of the men's semi-finalists, plus Saturday's order of play at the US Open.
 

Path to the men's semi-finals at the US Open (prefix denotes seeding):

First semi-final: 1-Rafael Nadal (Spain) v 12-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) (12:00 local time/17:00 BST/18:00 CET)

1-Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Round 1: Beat Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russia) 7-6 7-6 6-3

Round 2: Beat Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) 6-2 7-6 7-5

Round 3: Beat Gilles Simon (France) 6-4 6-4 6-2

Round 4: Beat 23-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 6-3 6-4 6-4

Quarter-finals: Beat 8-Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 7-5 6-3 6-4

12-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia)

Round 1: Beat Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) 6-2 6-3 6-3

Round 2: Beat Dudi Sela (Israel) 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3

Round 3: Beat 18-John Isner (US) 6-4 6-7 7-6 6-4

Round 4: Beat Tommy Robredo (Spain) 7-5 6-2 4-6 6-4

Quarter-finals: Beat 25-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 3-6 7-6 3-6 6-3 6-3

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Second semi-final: 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) v 3-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) (not before 14:45 local time/19:45 BST/21:45 CET)

2-Roger Federer (Switzerland)

Round 1: Beat Brian Dabul (Argentina) 6-1 6-4 6-2

Round 2: Beat Andreas Beck (Germany) 6-3 6-4 6-3

Round 3: Beat Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) 6-4 6-3 6-3

Round 4: Beat 13-Jurgen Melzer (Austria) 6-3 7-6 6-3

Quarter-finals: Beat 5-Robin Soderling (Sweden) 6-4 6-4 7-5

3-Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

Round 1: Beat Viktor Troicki (Serbia) 6-3 3-6 2-6 7-5 6-3

Round 2: Beat Philipp Petzschner (Germany) 7-5 6-3 7-6

Round 3: Beat James Blake (US) 6-1 7-6 6-3

Round 4: Beat 19-Mardy Fish (US) 6-3 6-4 6-1

Quarter-finals: Beat 17-Gael Monfils (France) 7-6 6-1 6-2

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Followed by the women's final: 7-Vera Zvonareva (Russia) v 2-Kim Clijsters (Belgium) (19:00 local time/00:00 BST/01:00 CET)

 
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