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Topic - Juan Martin Del Potro
Djokovic, undefeated in last year's Finals, improved to 2-0 in Group B with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over the hard-hitting Juan Martin del Potro. Federer, who lost to Djokovic earlier in the week, easily defeated Richard Gasquet.
Thanks to the rain and the schedule makers, Serena Williams got an unexpected day off Wednesday at the U.S. Open.
Defending champion Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic only in the U.S. Open semifinals, while Nadal and Federer — who have never played each other at Flushing Meadows — might meet in the quarterfinals.
Isner, who fell from No. 20 to 22 this week, will return to the top 20 after a stimulating Cincinnati run that includes beating three straight top-10 players for the first time in his career.
The world's top-ranked player has never won Cincinnati, losing in the finals four times. Djokovic lost to Roger Federer in the title match last year.
Juan Martin del Potro is no stranger to winning the Citi Open. Or defeating John Isner. On Sunday, he did so for the third and fourth time, respectively, triumphing over Isner 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 at Rock Creek Park.
Isner, the 2007 runner-up in Washington, acknowledged his body feels "like it's a little beat up" after a second consecutive three-setter and a busy 1½ weeks, "but I'll be ready to go tomorrow, for sure."
Dance: National Dance Day; Tennis: Citi Open; Exhibit: Shark Weekend; Concert: New Order; Concert: Natalie Cole
From the lawns of Wimbledon to the lochs of Scotland, all of Britain can celebrate. Andy Murray made it possible Sunday, winning his country's hallowed tennis tournament to become the first British man in 77 years to raise the trophy at the All England Club.
Novak Djokovic might win Wimbledon this year. Juan Martin del Potro will not. No matter how it ends, both men will always have their spot in one of the most memorable matches in the storied history of the All England Club.
Of the four men preparing for Friday's semifinals at Wimbledon, nobody has had skated through a less-taxing road than the top-ranked and top-seeded Serb, who remains the odds-on favorite to win his seventh Grand Slam title.
During a tournament with more than its share of twists and turns — to say nothing of slips and slides — Djokovic and del Potro have gone through virtually unscathed, on the scoreboard at least. Neither man has dropped a set.
Second-seeded Murray is trying to become the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years. But he got pushed around by the 54th-ranked Fernando Verdasco, who served six aces in winning the first two sets.
U.S. Open champion Andy Murray pulled out Tuesday because of a chronic back injury and will be replaced by a lucky loser.
Rafael Nadal arrived at Indian Wells not believing he could win the tournament. A week later, the crystal trophy awarded to the champion was on the table next to him.
Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina shouts as he wins the first set against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their ATP World Tour Finals tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
"I think I lost the match in the second set," del Potro said.