US Open: Novak Djokovic defeats John Millman

Marin Cilic Kei Nishikori

"I think the guy's beat a brick wall once", Millman said, "because he makes you work hard for every point and it's relentless".

Kei Nishikori outlasted Marin Cilic in a rematch of the 2014 U.S. Open final, moving into the semifinals with a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 victory. Suarez Navarro upset former champion Maria Sharapova in the last round and needs another win to become the first Spanish women to reach the US Open semi-finals since Conchita Martinez in 1996.

"I'm fine to have a little rest", Djokovic said cheekily on Wednesday night (Thursday NZ time) as the crowd at New York's Arthur Ashe Stadium roared in amusement. "It's been pretty hot here, and it can be - I don't think, whatever the humidity is on the outer courts or in the city, I think it's amplified on centre court".

Novak Djokovic expressed frustration towards his team during his quarterfinal match against John Millman at the US Open on Wednesday night. Novak won just two points more than Roger and he had to dig deep in his service games to emerge as a victor before the deciding set, saving 19 out of 23 break points and stealing Federer's serve six times from 13 opportunities.

"I was just trying to hang in there and try to find a way to win the match".

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While second favourite Rafael Nadal [3.65] dragged himself through almost five hours and was kept playing until almost three in the morning to win his quarter-final, Djokovic has dropped only two sets since the start of the tournament. That was at Wimbledon in 1995, and both Kimiko Date and Shuzo Matsuoka lost in that round. It was Millman, in his loss to Djokovic, who received permission for the unusual mid-set outfit swap because he was leaving sweat all over the court.

She raced to a 3-0 lead in the first set and then 4-0 in the second against the shaky Tsurenko, who finished with more unforced errors than points in her first major quarterfinal.

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But after reaching the final in Monte Carlo, the French Open fourth round and the Wimbledon quarter-finals, Nishikori believes an elusive first grand slam is within reach.

Things started well for the two-time victor as he raced into a 3-0 lead, and despite Millman's best efforts he could not claw the break back as the Serb remained comfortable on serve. "Not easy conditions to play in, but it's the same for both players".

The 20-year-old Osaka said she was nervous, claiming to be "freaking out inside" - though it certainly never showed.

Osaka's next opponent will likely be her toughest yet, as she's set to face Madison Keys in the semifinals.

It has been a weird US Open.

Once again, however, the Australian was broken at 4-4, upon which Djokovic served out to love to complete his victory. In the women's singles event, Japan's Naomi Osaka sealed her spot in the last four of the tournament as she rolled over Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine in straight sets within an hour.

Suarez celebrated her 30th birthday with a victory over five-time Grand Slam victor Maria Sharapova on Monday.

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