Novak Djokovic continued his impressive season and advanced to his ninth consecutive US Open semifinal Tuesday evening with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 7-6 win over Feliciano Lopez in 2.38 hours that ended at 1am.
(…)Was 30-Love in that game and I allowed him to break me and the set was gone. I thought I played a pretty good first set, and then after that, you know, I was just trying to hang in there and wait for the opportunities. I played good beginning of the third. Fourth was anybody’s game, really. Didn’t have many chances on his service games. Played a very good tiebreak. That’s a positive.
Obviously when you start serving better, more accurate, higher percent of first serves in, you feel more confident.
Nole is going to face Marin Cilic in US Open semifinal on Friday: ” I’m sure that he feels confident. He won today a really close match. A couple of five-setters he had already in this tournament. But he has a big serve. I think around 30 aces he had today, so the serve gets him out of trouble. I know him very well. I have played with him many, many times. We are great friends. Great guy. I know what to do, and I’m opening I can execute the game plan obviously and play my best.”