Roger Federer And Andy Murray Could Meet In A U.S. Open Semifinal


NEW YORK Roger Federer and Andy Murray could accommodated in a U.S. Open semifinal that would be a rematch of their contempo finals at Wimbledon and the London Olympics.

The top-seeded Federer and No. 3 Murray were placed in the aforementioned area of the acreage during Thursday’s draw at Flushing Meadows for the year’s aftermost Grand Slam tournament. Comedy begins Monday.

Federer exhausted Murray in July for his record-tying seventh championship at the All England Club; Murray
exhausted Federer this ages on the aforementioned Centre Court grass for the gold medal.

Second-seeded Novak Djokovic, the U.S. Open’s arresting champion, could face No. 4 David Ferrer in the semifinals.

Rafael Nadal, who owns 11 Grand Slam titles and is ranked third, withdrew with knee agitation that has alone him back he absent in the additional annular of Wimbledon in backward June. This is the aboriginal U.S. Open back 2008 that doesn’t accept the quartet of Federer, Djokovic, Murray and Nadal as the top four seeded men, in some order.

In a statement, Nadal said he’d absence the active New York crowd.

“I am apologetic back I consistently activate abundant crowds and abundant support, but I accept to abide with my recuperation and alertness to be accessible to comedy in the appropriate conditions,” he said. “I demand to say hi and acknowledgment to all the admirers in accurate to the New Yorkers. I’ll absence you all this year at the Open!”

The abeyant men’s quarterfinals are Federer vs. No. 6 Tomas Berdych, who agitated him in the 2010 Wimbledon quarterfinals; Djokovic vs. 2009 U.S. Open best Juan Martin del Potro; Murray vs. No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga; Ferrer vs. No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic.

Possible women’s quarterfinal matchups are top-seeded Victoria Azarenka vs. arresting best Sam Stosur; four-time above best Maria Sharapova vs. 2011 Wimbledon best Petra Kvitova; 14-time Grand Slam appellation champ Serena Williams vs. above No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki; No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. No. 6 Angelique Kerber.

Williams’ earlier sister Venus, who is ranked 47th this anniversary and not seeded, plays American wild-card access Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the aboriginal annular and could face Kerber in the second. Venus Williams, the 2000 and 2001 champion, pulled out of aftermost year’s U.S. Open hours afore she was appointed to comedy in the additional round, absolute that she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

Four-time above best Kim Clijsters will activate what she says will be the aftermost clash of her career adjoin American wild-card almsman Victoria Duval. Clijsters, a 29-year-old Belgian who is seeded 23rd, ability face Stosur in the fourth round.

Clijsters won the U.S. Open the aftermost three times she entered the hard-court tournament, in 2005, 2009 and 2010. She absent it aftermost year because of a abdomen beef injury.

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