US Open tennis 2010 action belongs to the men today. Yesterday’s US Open tennis 2010 schedule formed the second women’s semifinal, as today’s results will form the second men’s semifinal. Thus far, both brackets have the second and third seeds meeting in the semifinals, in what will be two star-studded grudge matches. However, both number-one seeds have an easier path to the championship, with lesser-known players in their bracket. Tonight, the US Open tennis 2010 schedule will have Rafael Nadal trying to join Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the final four.
Yesterday, Federer and Djokovic formed the first half of the men’s semifinal bracket, by getting straight set wins. Federer still hasn’t lost a set yet, although Robin Soderling was expected to test him last night. Yet Soderling did not have another upset in him, as he went down 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.
The US Open tennis 2010 schedule finally put Federer back in a Grand Slam semifinal after two straight quarterfinal defeats. Djokovic will next meet him after defeating Gael Monfils 7-6, 6-1, 6-2. After a slow start, Djokovic is picking up steam, and hopes to finally get over the hump against Federer and Nadal.
Nadal, like Federer, also has not lost a set yet at Flushing Meadows. However, Nadal has more to prove, since he’s never won at the Open and hasn’t even made a final. He can get a step closer by beating fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, while Mikhail Youzhny and Stanislas Wawrinka meet in the other US Open tennis 2010 quarterfinal today.
Meanwhile, the women are set to take a day off, now that their final four is completely set. Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams are already set to go, but the US Open tennis 2010 results now have Caroline Wozniacki and Vera Zvonareva in the other semi. Wozniacki got yet another straight set win over Dominika Cibulkova — in front of her guest, Donald Trump — while Zvonareva held off Kaia Kanepi.
Once the semifinal schedule is completely set, the women will take command tomorrow, then have the final on Saturday night after the men’s semis. It appears that Wozniacki has the clearest path to the final, with Clijsters and Williams ready to beat each other up. Yet after Clijsters beat Serena Williams last year, she had more than enough for Wozniacki in the championship.
While the US Open tennis 2010 schedule could have a championship rematch, the men could have the first Federer-Nadal Grand Slam final in almost two years. Fans hope for this matchup in every major, but both appear to finally be heading toward one. Of course, since Nadal is nearing uncharted territory in Flushing Meadows, there is still doubt ahead.
The final US Open tennis 2010 results for the quarterfinal round will be formed tonight, before a championship weekend begins tomorrow.
US Open- “Schedule of Play”
Yahoo Sports- “Federer fights off wind to reach US Open semis”