- September 09, 2023 08:19What’s in store for penultimate day of this year’s US Open?
- September 09, 2023 08:02Medvedev knocks out Alcaraz
Medvedev serving for the match. The Russian hits a backhand down the line but it lands just wide - 0-15. Another unforced error from Medvedev as he nets a forehand - 0-30. Finds that big first serve finally - 15-30. Alcaraz with the forehand pass, Medvedev nets the backhand volley - 15-40. Two break points for the Spaniard.
Medvedev saves first. Alcaraz hits a crosscourt forehand wide and wastes the other break point - deuce. Big first serve down the T from Medvedev and now he has a match point!
Medvedev goes for a big wide second serve and misses it - it is a double fault and the deuce game continues. Another double fault from the Russian and Alcaraz has another break point.
Slow second serve from Medvedev but Alcaraz fails to make use of it - deuce again.
Alcaraz nets a forehand to give another match point to the Russian. The Spaniard, somehow, saves the second match point too!!!
Third match point for Medvedev after Alcaraz hits a backhand return long. The Russian finds a first serve this time but ends up making an unforced error, netting the backhand down the line.
Fourth match point earned with a wide serve in the deuce court which draws the error from Alcaraz. Wide serve into the ad court from the Russian and this time, he seals it with a smash!!!!!
Medvedev wins 7-6(3), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in three hours 18 minutes to set up a rematch of the 2021 final with Novak Djokovic
- September 09, 2023 07:59FOURTH SET: Alcaraz* 3-5 Medvedev
Alcaraz serving to stay in the match. Crosscourt forehand from Alcaraz goes long - 15-all. Alcaraz moves up to 40-15 after winning a 21-shot rally.
Closes the game with S & V.
- September 09, 2023 07:57FOURTH SET: Alcaraz 2-5 Medvedev*
Medvedev has the advantage now. Intelligent body serve from the Russian to move to 30-0. Wide ace into the ad court. Love hold for Medvedev to consolidate the break.
- September 09, 2023 07:44FOURTH SET: Alcaraz* 2-4 Medvedev
Alcaraz serves. Moves up to 30-0 in no time.
Medvedev hits a scorching crosscourt backhand winner to make it 15-30. Pressure on Alcaraz as he hits a forehand wide and his lead is now 40-30. Another crosscourt forehand error from Alcaraz - deuce. Break point for Medvedev after Alcaraz nets a backhand crosscourt. Trouble for the Spaniard out of nowhere.
S & V to the rescue for Alcaraz - deuce again. Sublime backhand down the line shots from Medvedev and he stops Alcaraz from closing the game - deuce again.
Another chance for Alcaraz to close the game, he serves it wide in the ad court but Medvedev comes up with a gorgeous crosscourt backhand winner that just catches the inner sideline.
S & V from Alcaraz to take the lead again but Medvedev, with his brilliant court coverage, wins the next point with a crosscourt backhand shot. The deuce game goes on.
Crosscourt forehand shot from Alcaraz draws a heavy return from Medvedev and gives him another chance to close the game. Tries serve and volley again but the forehand volley lands wide.
One more game point comes and goes for the Spaniard. This service game has lasted more than 13 minutes.
Break point for Medvedev as Alcaraz fumbled the volley after the serve and the Russian takes it with a dipping backhand return at the feet of a rushing Spaniard.
- September 09, 2023 07:39FOURTH SET: Alcaraz 2-3 Medvedev*
Medvedev moves up 30-0 before committing a double fault and hitting a backhand wide.
Medvedev does manage to hold serve and stay ahead in this set.
- September 09, 2023 07:33FOURTH SET: Alcaraz* 2-2 Medvedev
Forehand return winner from Medvedev as Alcaraz rushes in after a wide serve in the deuce court - 0-15.
Drop shot from Alcaraz, Medvedev gets there in time but the backhand return is just long - 30-15.
The intensity of the rallies has certainly increased. Alcaraz moves up 40-15 with a forehand volley.
First game point vanishes as Alcaraz nets a forehand - 40-30. However, he does close the game in the next rally.
- September 09, 2023 07:25FOURTH SET: Alcaraz 1-2 Medvedev*
Double fault for Medvedev. Second serve, Alcaraz attacks with an aggressive backhand down the line and draws a heavy forehand from the Russian - 0-30.
Alcaraz nets a backhand slice after another intense exchange - 15-30.
Forehand volley winner from Alcaraz after being a bit out of position - 15-40. Two break points for the Spaniard.
He tries the lob as Medvedev closes the net but the ball lands just beyond the baseline - 30-40. Second serve, 125mph, from Medvedev to save the second break point. Wow!
Alcaraz gets a bit of help from the net and wins the point with a forehand volley but Medvedev returns the favour with a backhand volley winner to bring it back to deuce.
Wide serve in the deuce court from the Russian and Alcaraz hits the return long. Chance for Medvedev to close the game. Alcaraz nets the backhand return on a second serve.
- September 09, 2023 07:22FOURTH SET: Alcaraz* 1-1 Medvedev
Brilliant crosscourt forehand pass from Medvedev after forcing Alcaraz to fetch the drop shot - 15-all.
Big serves from Alcaraz to get him out of trouble - 40-15. Alcaraz holds despite some pressure from the Russian.
- September 09, 2023 07:19FOURTH SET: Alcaraz 0-1 Medvedev*
Daniil Medvedev to serve first in the fourth set. And the Russian starts well - up 30-0 quickly. Make that 40-0 - a superb ace wide in the deuce court. Love hold.
- September 09, 2023 07:08THIRD SET: Alcaraz* 6-3 Medvedev
Alcaraz serving for the set. Forehand errors from Medvedev - one finds the net and the other just goes long - 30-0.
S & V from Alcaraz to go 40-0 up and earn three set points.
Medvedev saves one. And he saves another one - this time Alcaraz nets a backhand while it was the forehand that cost him in the previous one - 40-30.
Second serve, wide into the ad court, and Medvedev nets the backhand return.
Alcaraz wins third set 6-3!
- September 09, 2023 07:05THIRD SET: Alcaraz 5-3 Medvedev*
Medvedev serving to stay in the set. And he does it with a love hold.
- September 09, 2023 07:01THIRD SET: Alcaraz* 5-2 Medvedev
Alcaraz wins the exchange at the net to go 15-0 up but then commits an unforced error, sending a forehand wide - 15-all.
Medvedev nets a backhand return but it is followed by Alcaraz sending another forehand long - 30-all.
S & V from Alcaraz, great return from Medvedev but an equally brilliant volley from the Spaniard to go 40-30 up.
Medvedev reads the drop shot from Alcaraz well in time, rushes to the net and makes the return down the line - deuce.
Alcaraz with a chance to close the game but he sends a crosscourt backhand long at the end of an 18-shot rally - deuce again.
Big serve from Alcaraz to draw the error from the third seed - Alcaraz with a game point.
T serve followed by a forehand winner in the ad court - Alcaraz holds.
- September 09, 2023 06:55THIRD SET: Alcaraz 4-2 Medvedev*
Medvedev starting to miss a lot of shots now. A netted forehand and a backhand - he is down 0-30.
However, his serve continues to save him - 30-all with a T ace.
Alcaraz sends a forehand long and nets a backhand in the next rally. Medvedev stays behind only by a single break.
- September 09, 2023 06:52THIRD SET: Alcaraz* 4-1 Medvedev
Alcaraz has suddenly raised the level of his game and begun to win the exchanges which Medvedev had been winning - 30-0. Alcaraz up 40-0 after Medvedev hits a forehand service return long.
Medvedev nets the backhand return after another significant rally. As the match touches the 2-hour mark, Alcaraz consolidates the break in the third set.
- September 09, 2023 06:44THIRD SET: Alcaraz 3-1 Medvedev*
Medvedev with a wide serve and a forehand winner down the line in the other corner - 15-0.
Alcaraz hits a forehand down the line pass to make it 30-all. T ace from Medvedev to quickly move up to 40-30.
Second serve from Medvedev, Alcaraz sends the return right at his feet - deuce. Another forehand pass winner from the Spaniard and he has a chance to break the Russian. And he does with a backhand lob!
- September 09, 2023 06:40THIRD SET: Alcaraz* 2-1 Medvedev
Drop shot from Alcaraz, Medvedev does manage to make the return but Alcaraz wins the point with a forehand drive volley. Another volley winner from the Spaniard to go 30-15 up.
Alcaraz tries S & V again but the return from the Russian dips just enough to make the volley impossible - 30-all. Alcaraz wins another longish exchange with a forehand winner from the net - 40-30.
Crosscourt forehand winner from Alcaraz to close the game.
- September 09, 2023 06:37THIRD SET: Alcaraz 1-1 Medvedev*
Big crosscourt backhand return from Alcaraz to set up the point before finishing it with a backhand volley.
Alcaraz up 30-15 now as he wins the next exchange with Medvedev. The Russian closes the net, Alcaraz tries to lob him but this time, it is long - 30-all.
The forehand still not firing as well as Alcaraz would have liked. Another error. Medvedev holds serve.
- September 09, 2023 06:32THIRD SET: Alcaraz* 1-0 Medvedev
The Spaniard will serve first in the third set. And he begins with a love hold. Much better from Alcaraz.
- September 09, 2023 06:29Alcaraz in big trouble
Carlos Alcaraz hasn’t yet won a match at a Slam after being two-sets-to-love down. He will need something special to unlock that achievement tonight.
- September 09, 2023 06:24SECOND SET: Alcaraz 1-6 Medvedev*
Medvedev serving for a two-sets-to-love lead. And he is up 30-15 with Alcaraz netting a crosscourt backhand return.
Medvedev with a backhand winner down the line goes 40-15 up to earn two set points. One of them goes away as the Russian nets a forehand - 40-30.
Another crosscourt backhand from Alcaraz finds the net. Medvedev wins the second set 6-1
- September 09, 2023 06:17SECOND SET: Alcaraz* 1-5 Medvedev
Medvedev tries to close the net but Alcaraz comes up with an easy lob to go 30-15 up. Solid defending by Medvedev to force the Spaniard to play one more shot and Alcaraz hits a forehand down the line wide - 30-all.
Alcaraz tries S & V again but Medvedev’s backhand return sends the ball away from him enough for him to net the volley. Alcaraz saves the break point with a big serve up the T - deuce.
Yet again, a longish exchange with Medvedev at his metronomic best to force a backhand error from Alcaraz.
Alcaraz with a wide serve and rushes in to make the volley but the forehand crosscourt from Medvedev turns out to be a winner.
Medvedev breaks again with a stunning backhand winner down the line, a point Alcaraz seemed to have sealed.
- September 09, 2023 06:12SECOND SET: Alcaraz 1-4 Medvedev*
The Russian player is dominating the rallies. Up 30-0 in no time. Alcaraz overcooks the forehand return on the second serve - 40-0.
Love hold for Medvedev after a brilliant half volley pick-up.
- September 09, 2023 06:07SECOND SET: Alcaraz* 1-3 Medvedev
Alcaraz serving. Medvedev makes further moves as he takes a 30-15 lead with a scintillating forehand return from way behind the baseline.
A big T serve from Alcaraz, an equally fabulous return from the Russian, and the Spaniard nets the crosscourt backhand - two break points for Medvedev at 40-15.
First one goes away as he nets a forehand return - 40-30. And Alcaraz saves the other with a forehand volley - deuce.
Drop shot to the rescue for the Spaniard after an important rally - advantage Alcaraz.
Relentless attack with the forehand from Medvedev on both corners to win the point and bring it back to deuce.
S & V from Alcaraz once again - another chance to wrap this game up. Alcaraz holds!
- September 09, 2023 06:01SECOND SET: Alcaraz 0-3 Medvedev*
Forehand continues to misfire for Alcaraz - 15-0. Medvedev turns defence into attack to win the point with a drop shot and move up 40-0.
Love hold for Medvedev as he consolidates the break.
- September 09, 2023 05:56SECOND SET: Alcaraz* 0-2 Medvedev
Pressure on the Spaniard now after losing the first set.
More trouble looming as two forehand errors from the Spaniard takes the score to 30-all. Another forehand error from Alcaraz and it is a deude game now.
Medvedev nets a forehand return on a slower second serve. Missed opportunity.
Alcaraz hits a crosscourt backhand into the net and the deuce game continues.
Body serve from Alcaraz but Medvedev makes a more than good enough forehand return which draws a backhand error from Alcaraz.
Chance for Medvedev to break. And he does as Alcaraz nets the drop shot.
- September 09, 2023 05:51SECOND SET: Alcaraz 0-1 Medvedev*
Medvedev to serve first in the second set after clinching the opener. Nerves of steel from the Russian in the tiebreaker.
Medvedev continues to serve well and wraps this game up with an ace wide in the ad court.
- September 09, 2023 05:42FIRST SET TIEBREAKER: Medvedev wins first set 7-6(3)
Alcaraz wins the first point on his serve with a forehand volley - 1-0. Medvedev blasts an inside-out forehand winner to make it 1-all. Body serve from Medvedev draws a mishit from the Spaniard - 2-1 to the Russian. Alcaraz forced to make a challenging volley but he makes it - 2-all. Medvedev gets the mini-break with a crunch forehand winner - 3-2 but loses the advantage soon with a double fault - 3-all. Change of ends.
Alcaraz makes a mess of the drop shot and Medvedev leads 4-3. Brilliant backhand return from Medvedev on a wide ad serve from Alcaraz who rushes in and makes the volley but finds the Russian there who draws the error - 5-3. Medvedev has three set points as Alcaraz nets a forehand. But he only needs one as he hits a backhand winner down the line.
Medvedev takes the opening set 7-6(3)!
- September 09, 2023 05:42FIRST SET: Alcaraz 6-6 Medvedev*
Once again, Medvedev to serve to stay in the set. Alcaraz makes a backhand error in the opening exchange.
WOW!!!! Unreal reflexes from Alcaraz to keep the rally going but it is Medvedev who wins the point after draw a heavy backhand volley from the Spaniard.
Medvedev holds to love. Onto the tiebreaker.
- September 09, 2023 05:33FIRST SET: Alcaraz* 6-5 Medvedev
Brilliant crosscourt forehand return from Medvedev to set up the rally before finishing it with a backhand down the line - 0-15. Alcaraz nets a backhand crosscourt and Medvedev might have a chance here at 0-30.
Medvedev keeps peppering the Alcaraz forehand but the Spaniard keeps the shot in check before unleashing an inside-out forehand winner - 15-30. Body serve from Alcaraz draws a heavy backhand return from Medvedev - 30-all.
S & V from Alcaraz to move to 40-30. And Alcaraz closes the game with a forehand drop shot.
- September 09, 2023 05:30FIRST SET: Alcaraz 5-5 Medvedev*
Medvedev serving to stay in the opening set. Begins with a strong wide serve in the deuce court - 15-0. Yet another forehand error from Alcaraz and Medvedev leads 40-0.
Wrap up the game with an ace wide in the ad court.
- September 09, 2023 05:26FIRST SET: Alcaraz* 5-4 Medvedev
S & V continues from Alcaraz - 15-0. Superb defence from Medvedev but Alcaraz eventually wins the point with an overhead smash - 30-0.
Big T serve from Alcaraz to go 40-15 up. S & V from Alcaraz, Medvedev gets to the volley and hits a backhand down the line but Alcaraz is already in position to hit the forehand in the open court.
- September 09, 2023 05:25FIRST SET: Alcaraz 4-4 Medvedev*
Medvedev starts with a forehand error but recovers to win the next two points with a big forehand down the line and a wide ace in the deuce court - 30-15.
On-the-run crosscourt forehand from Medvedev just lands wide - 30-all. No problems as he fires a T ace to get to 40-30.
Medvedev makes a couple of very good volleys, Alcaraz goes for a tweener but it is nowhere near the court. Medvedev holds serve.
- September 09, 2023 05:21FIRST SET: Alcaraz* 4-3 Medvedev
Alcaraz races to 40-0 lead quickly as Medvedev continues to stand well behind the baseline. Love hold for the Spaniard.
- September 09, 2023 05:18FIRST SET: Alcaraz 3-3 Medvedev*
Crosscourt forehand from Alcaraz lands wide - 0-15. Injection of pace from Alcaraz with an inside-out forehand, Medvedev manages to make the backhand and keep the rally going until he nets the forehand on-the-run - 15-all.
Double fault No. 5 from Medvedev - 40-30. Another crosscourt forehand return from Alcaraz lands long. Medvedev holds serve.
- September 09, 2023 05:14FIRST SET: Alcaraz* 3-2 Medvedev
Serve-and-volley from Alcaraz, a tactic which has worked for him quite well against Medvedev - 15-0. Deep return from Medvedev unsettles the Spaniard who hits a forehand wide - 15-all.
Medvedev gets to the drop shot this time and hits a crosscourt forehand return, Alcaraz makes the volley land in the open court, Medvedev tracks back and hits the backhand wide in the deuce corner - 30-15.
S & V again from Alcaraz - 40-15. Alcaraz holds serve.
- September 09, 2023 05:08FIRST SET: Alcaraz 2-2 Medvedev*
Double fault from Medvedev. Backhand error from the Russian and Alcaraz is up 30-15.
Make that 40-15 as Medvedev, after doing so well to control the rally, hits a horrible drop shot and the Spaniard hits a simple backhand crosscourt pass. Two break points for Alcaraz.
Medvedev draws three forehand errors from Alcaraz before closing the game with a backhand winner down the line. Passes the early test.
- September 09, 2023 05:04FIRST SET: Alcaraz* 2-1 Medvedev
And here comes the forehand drop shot from Alcaraz - 15-0. Big serve up the T followed by a forehand winner in the ad court - Alcaraz up 40-0.
Alcaraz finishes the game with a forehand volley.
- September 09, 2023 04:57FIRST SET: Alcaraz 1-1 Medvedev*
Medvedev to serve. Alcaraz wins the opening exchange with a crosscourt forehand volley while covering the backhand down the line pass from the Russian - 0-15.
Unforced error from Alcaraz as he overcooks a forehand return - 15-all.
Medvedev trying to change direction of his shots frequently and it does seem like something that is working - 30-15. However, double faults won’t help - 30-all.
T ace from the Russian. Game point at 40-30. And another double fault takes it to deuce.
Second serve, wide into the deuce court, Alcaraz decides to hit the forehand return down the line but it lands just wide. Another chance for Medvedev to close the game but he overhits a forehand shot.
Crosscourt forehand from Alcaraz finds the net and Medvedev has the advantage. Not for long though as Alcaraz hits a beautiful forehand winner down the line in the next rally - deuce.
Another forehand error from Alcaraz on a second serve. Double fault from Medvedev means the deuce game continues.
Yet again a forehand error from Alcaraz on a wide serve in the deuce court. This time, Medvedev hits a strong T serve and ends the game with a backhand winner.
- September 09, 2023 04:50FIRST SET: Alcaraz* 1-0 Medvedev
Alcaraz to serve first. Medvedev stands way behind the baseline. Second serve from Alcaraz and Medvedev sends the forehand return flying - 15-0.
Another second serve from Alcaraz, Medvedev gets into the rally but ends up hitting one forehand long - 30-0. Alcaraz commits the same mistake and makes it 30-15.
Lovely change of direction with the crosscourt forehand return from Medvedev and he draws the error from the Spaniard - 30-all.
Wide serve into the deuce court from Alcaraz, Medvedev nets the forehand return as he watched Alcaraz closing the net.
Alcaraz holds as Medvedev nets another forehand return.
- September 09, 2023 04:42The players are here
Daniil Medvedev enters the arena first followed by World No. 1 and defending champion Carlos Alcaraz.
- September 09, 2023 04:31Time for live action!
- September 09, 2023 04:23Medvedev’s record against World No. 1 players
Medvedev has a 5-5 win-loss record against World No. 1 players. Out of those 10 meetings, eight have been against Djokovic in which Medvedev has won five. The other two have been against Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal with the Russian losing on both occasions.
- September 09, 2023 04:13Carlos Alcaraz two wins away from emulating Roger Federer
Carlos Alcaraz is two wins away from becoming the first man since Roger Federer in 2007-08 to successfully defend his title in New York.
- September 09, 2023 04:01Head-to-head record
Alcaraz leads the head-to-head record against Medvedev. The Russian won their first meeting 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 in the second round of Wimbledon two years ago. However, since then, Alcaraz has dominated him in their last two matches. The Spaniard won 6-3, 6-2 in this year’s Indian Wells final before emerging victorious 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the Wimbledon semifinals.
- September 09, 2023 03:53Road to the semifinal for Medvedev
Quarterfinal: 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 against Andrey Rublev (Russia)
Fourth Round: 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 against Alex de Minaur (Australia)
Third Round: 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(6) against Sebastian Baez (Argentina)
Second Round: 6-2, 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-2 against Christopher O’Connell (Australia)
First Round: 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 against Attila Balazs (Hungary)
- September 09, 2023 03:48Road to the semifinal for Alcaraz
Quarterfinal: 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 against Alexander Zverev (Germany)
Fourth Round: 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 against Matteo Arnaldi (Italy)
Third Round: 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 against Daniel Evans (Great Britain)
Second Round: 6-3, 6-1, 7-6(4) against Lloyd Harris (South Africa)
First Round: 6-2, 3-2, retd. against Dominik Koepfer (Germany)
- September 09, 2023 03:41Next up - second semifinal between Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev
The second semifinal between defending champion Carlos Alcaraz and former winner Daniil Medvedev begins at 4:30AM IST.
- September 09, 2023 03:39Djokovic in a different league altogether
- September 09, 2023 03:17THIRD SET TIEBREAKER: Djokovic beats Shelton 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4)
Serve-and-volley tried by Shelton but the forehand return from Djokovic draws a heavy volley from the American - 1-0 to Djokovic. Great first serve, wide in the ad court, from Djokovic - 2-0.
Another perfect point from Djokovic, finishing it with a forehand volley to go 3-0 up. Djokovic gets the short ball but nets the forehand return - still leads 3-1 and up by a mini-break. Big serve down the T from Shelton, not a very strong backhand return from Djokovic, Shelton rushes to the net but ends up hitting a backhand long to go 1-4 down. Make that 5-1 in the Serbian’s favour who hits a superb forehand volley winner.
Change of ends. Shelton draws a heavy forehand shot from Djokovic and gets one mini-break back - 5-2. Shelton cuts the deficit further as Djokovic sends a crosscourt backhand return wide - 5-3. Overcooked backhand return from Djokovic and it is 5-4 now. The Serbian is still up by a single mini-break but Shelton still believes he has a chance here.
Djokovic closes the net quickly and defends with two stunning volleys before Shelton finally makes the error - 6-4. Two match points. And he will only need one as Shelton needs the forehand return.
Djokovic does the “dialled in” celebration as he beats Shelton 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4) to reach his 10th US Open and overall 36th Major final!
- September 09, 2023 03:09THIRD SET: Djokovic* 6-6 Shelton
Djokovic serving for the match.
Slow second serve from Djokovic and Shelton hits a strong crosscourt backhand return to win the point - 15-0.
Double fault from Djokovic and Shelton is up 30-15. Make that 40-15 as Djokovic sends a forehand long.
Two break points for Shelton.
Shelton does well to make the backhand return on a wide deuce serve from Djokovic but sends the backhand pass wide when he had the chance - 40-30.
Big first serve down the T from Djokovic and he follows it up with a forehand winner down the line - deuce.
Shelton looks to go for the kill but nets the forehand down the line. Match point for Djokovic.
And Shelton saves it as Djokovic hits the forehand down the line wide after forcing the American in the opposite corner - deuce again.
And another error from Djokovic - nets a crosscourt backhand. Shelton with another chance to break.
Shelton hits a defensive lob to keep the rally going as Djokovic nets the overhead smash. Onto the tiebreaker we go!
- September 09, 2023 03:05THIRD SET: Djokovic 6-5 Shelton*
Shelton sends an inside-out forehand just long and trails 15-30 on his own serve. Will Djokovic make the move here?
Crosscourt forehand from Shelton goes wide and gives Djokovic two chances to break.
But he only needs one as Shelton tries the drop shot only to see Djokovic hit the backhand crosscourt pass.
- September 09, 2023 02:53THIRD SET: Djokovic* 5-5 Shelton
Djokovic serving to stay in the set. Djokovic makes an unforced error as he sends the forehand well wide - 15-all.
Another unforced error from the Serbian - another forehand misses the line - Shelton up 30-15.
Shelton hits a forehand return wide and it is 30-all.
Set point for Shelton as Djokovic hits a crosscourt backhand which hits the top of the net and just about manages to land wide - 40-30.
Djokovic saves the set point with a wide serve in the ad court - deuce.
Shelton nets a forehand return and Djokovic has the chance to close the game here. It will continue as the second seed sends a crosscourt forehand wide - deuce.
Wide serve in the deuce court from Djokovic and Shelton sends the backhand long - game point. Shelton nets a crosscourt backhand and Djokovic holds serve.
- September 09, 2023 02:49THIRD SET: Djokovic 4-5 Shelton*
Shelton comes up with a thunderous on-the-run forehand winner which catches the line and he is up 30-0.
Djokovic comes up with a round the post forehand winner - 30-15. Genius.
From 30-0, it is 30-all as Shelton nets a crosscourt backhand.
Shelton fires a 133mph T ace to make it 40-30. Shelton holds serve.
- September 09, 2023 02:41THIRD SET: Djokovic* 4-4 Shelton
Djokovic serving to move ever so close to the final.
Solid backhand return down the line from Shelton, deep enough to draw the error from Djokovic - 0-15.
One of the points of the match - 30-shot rally, the longest one so far tonight - and it is Shelton who wins it as Djokovic tries to send the lob but the American hits an overhead smash - 30-all.
Djokovic nets a crosscourt forehand and Shelton has a break point - 30-40. Djokovic overhits a forehand and Shelton breaks!
Back on serve in this third set.
- September 09, 2023 02:39THIRD SET: Djokovic 4-3 Shelton*
Djokovic is not ready to gift any easy points. From 0-30 down, he hits two great return to make it 30-all on Shelton’s serve.
Shelton wins the next point with a forehand winner down the line followed by a big serve to draw a heavy return from Djokovic.
Shelton holds serve.
- September 09, 2023 02:34THIRD SET: Djokovic* 4-2 Shelton
Djokovic races to a 40-0 lead quickly before he hits a forehand shot that catches the top of the net and flows wide. Nevertheless, the Serbian holds serve with an ace.
- September 09, 2023 02:28THIRD SET: Djokovic 3-2 Shelton*
Big serve down the T from Shelton rises at an awkward height for Djokovic - 15-all. Strong serve down the T followed by a forehand volley winner for Shelton - 30-15. Follows it up with an ace - 40-15.
A lob shot gone long from Shelton followed by a crunch forehand winner down the line from Djokovic - it is a deuce game now.
Djokovic earns a break point chance but Shelton shuts it down with a 143mph T ace.
Shelton does manage to close the game and stays within touching distance of Djokovic in this set.
- September 09, 2023 02:19THIRD SET: Djokovic* 3-1 Shelton
Djokovic begins this service game with an inside-out forehand winner. One of the longer rallies of the match - 22 shots - and it is Shelton who comes out on top as he responds to Djokovic’s drop shot by managing to send the ball across the net but keeping it close enought to make it tough for Djokovic to fetch it in time - 15-all.
Backhand crosscourt return winner from Shelton to go 30-15 up. No problems for Djokovic as he easily wins the next three points to make it 40-30 in his favour.
A delightful forehand volley from Shelton to take it to deuce.
Djokovic closes the game anyway without much fuss. And shows some aggression!
- September 09, 2023 02:17THIRD SET: Djokovic 2-1 Shelton*
Big serve, with a lot of kick on it, up the T from Shelton and Djokovic sends the forehand return long - 30-0. Shelton tries the drop shot and fails miserably - 30-15.
Wide serve into the ad court from the American and Djokovic hits the backhand crosscourt return wide - 40-15.
Shelton closes the game with an overhead smash.
- September 09, 2023 02:15THIRD SET: Djokovic* 2-0 Shelton
Djokovic quickly moves up to 30-0. Shelton sends a backhand return wide and goes down 15-40.
Djokovic closes the game easily with an ace.
- September 09, 2023 02:12THIRD SET: Djokovic 1-0 Shelton*
Shelton begins third set with an amazing forehand volley to cover crosscourt pass from Djokovic. Follows it up with a double fault - 15-all.
Shelton moves to 40-15 with a forehand winner down the line. Shelton goes for a booming second serve at 40-30 and misses it - deuce. Djokovic with a chance to break straight away and he converts it as Shelton tries to close the net but the Serbian simply hits a forehand pass.
- September 09, 2023 02:08Here’s how Djokovic wrapped up second set
- September 09, 2023 02:00SECOND SET: Djokovic* 6-2 Shelton
Djokovic serving for a two-sets-to-love lead. Shelton keeps overhitting and committing errors - 30-0 to the Serbian.
Djokovic just misses the baseline with a forehand shot in the ad corner - 30-15. Double fault from Djokovic makes it 30-all and the Serbian rushes to his chair to change the racquet.
Ace wide into the deuce court from Djokovic and he is up 40-30. Set point.
Shelton nets the backhand return and that’s it for this set.
- September 09, 2023 01:53SECOND SET: Djokovic 5-2 Shelton*
For once, Shelton does well to close the net and even though it requires him to hit two volleys, he gets the job done with a backhand one to make it 15-30. Shelton, at 30-all, thinks he has won the point with a drop shot only to see Djokovic rush well in time and hit a backhand pass. Break point for Djokovic at 40-30.
Shelton saves the break point with a powerful forehand down the line. Gets the chance to close the game but commits a double fault.
Yet another opportunity to hold serve and Shelton overhits a forehand - deuce. Shelton nets a forehand and now, Djokovic again has the chance to break.
Wide serve into the ad court followed by an overhead smash from Shelton save one more break point.
Third break point for Djokovic and this time, he does convert as Shelton hits a backhand crosscourt wide.
- September 09, 2023 01:46SECOND SET: Djokovic* 4-2 Shelton
Djokovic hits a crosscourt backhand just wide but still, up 30-15 on his serve. Unforced error from Shelton - the forehand goes well beyond the baseline - 40-15.
Shelton does well to get to 30-40 but again, overhits a forehand down the line. Djokovic consolidates the break.
- September 09, 2023 01:41SECOND SET: Djokovic 3-2 Shelton*
Unforced errors from Shelton lead to him being 0-30 down.
Inside-out forehand overcooked by Shelton and he faces two break points at 15-40.
Shelton saves one with a forehand winner which barely catches the baseline - 30-40. However, a double fault from the American gives Djokovic the advantage.
- September 09, 2023 01:38SECOND SET: Djokovic* 2-2 Shelton
Djokovic races to 30-0 lead before sending a routine forehand down the line wide.
Djokovic forced to do some defending but Shelton eventually wins the point with a backhand volley to make it 30-all.
No harm done though as Djokovic closes the game.
- September 09, 2023 01:33SECOND SET: Djokovic 1-2 Shelton*
Love hold for Shelton. Will need more of those to put some pressure on the 23-time Grand Slam winner.
- September 09, 2023 01:28SECOND SET: Djokovic* 1-1 Shelton
Djokovic begins with a double fault. But wins the next three points to move to a 40-15 lead. Djokovic closes the game.
- September 09, 2023 01:23SECOND SET: Djokovic 0-1 Shelton*
Shelton begins the second set with a double fault. The American gets his act together for the next two points before committing another unforced error - a netted forehand - 30-all.
Reckless forehand from Shelton and he is down 30-40.
Wide serve into the ad court followed by a forehand volley winner in the deuce court from Shelton - deuce.
An ace wide into the deuce court from Shelton. Follows it up with a forehand winner down the line to hold serve.
- September 09, 2023 01:16FIRST SET: Djokovic* 6-3 Shelton
Shelton gets the chipped return in, settles into the rally but then nets a backhand return - 15-0 to Djokovic. Angled crosscourt forehand return from Shelton and Djokovic almost hits a backhand winner round the post - 15-all.
T serve from Djokovic, sets up the inside-out forehand nicely but the Serbian ends up netting it - 30-all. Chance for Shelton?
Another inside-out forehand error from Djokovic, this one landing wide, and Shelton has a break point now - 30-40.
And the chance vanishes as Shelton nets a forehand return while rushing to the net - deuce.
Shelton overcooks a routine forehand return down the line and Djokovic has set point no. 5.
Shelton nets the inside-out forehand return. Djokovic wins the opening set 6-3.
- September 09, 2023 01:11FIRST SET: Djokovic 5-3 Shelton*
Shelton tries the drop shot, Djokovic reads it quickly and hits a lob in response. Shelton tracks back but the defensive lob goes wide - 0-15. Easy crosscourt backhand pass for Djokovic to go 30-0 up.
Three set points for Djokovic. Shelton saves first with a service winner down the T. Another big serve from Shelton draws a heavy backhand return from Djokovic - 30-40. And third set point saved as well as Djokovic overhits a crosscourt forehand - deuce.
Fourth chance for Djokovic to wrap up the set as Shelton overcooks a crosscourt forehand. Shelton does it again as he closes the net and finishes the point with a smash - deuce again.
Two massive forehand shots from Shelton, both just somehow catching the baseline, and enough for him to earn a game point now. Big serve down the T and Djokovic nets the forehand return.
- September 09, 2023 01:06FIRST SET: Djokovic* 5-2 Shelton
Shelton making no inroads whatsoever on the Djokovic serve. The Serbian is up 40-0 in no time. Djokovic wraps up another game with an ace wide into the ad court.
- September 09, 2023 01:03FIRST SET: Djokovic 4-2 Shelton*
Shelton’s forehand down the line clips the tape and lands wide - 0-15. Another forehand error from the American and he trails 0-30. Two break points for Djokovic at 40-15.
Shelton needs those big first serves now.
Djokovic breaks as Shelton sends a forehand volley wide.
- September 09, 2023 01:01FIRST SET: Djokovic* 3-2 Shelton
Another easy love hold for the Serbian.
- September 09, 2023 00:57FIRST SET: Djokovic 2-2 Shelton*
Solid start from Shelton. T ace to go 40-15 up. Looks comfortable but these are still very early stages.
Crosscourt forehand from the American lands just beyond the baseline and it is 40-30.
Shelton does, however, close the game with the next point.
- September 09, 2023 00:53FIRST SET: Djokovic* 2-1 Shelton
And Djokovic responds with a love hold. Quickly done.
- September 09, 2023 00:50FIRST SET: Djokovic 1-1 Shelton*
Big serves from the young American early on as he races to a 40-0 lead in no time.
Love hold for Shelton.
- September 09, 2023 00:45FIRST SET: Djokovic* 1-0 Shelton
Djokovic begins with a big serve down the T and Shelton nets the return - 15-0. Shelton hits a quick inside-out forehand return to set up an easy forehand volley winner in the other corner - 15-all.
Shelton attacks the second serve of Djokovic and goes up 30-15 with a smash. Big serve up the T from the Serbian followed by a forehand winner in the ad court - 30-all.
Shelton nets a forehand down the line and Djokovic holds.
- September 09, 2023 00:39Time for live action
The two players - Ben Shelton and Novak Djokovic - are on court for the first semifinal.
- September 09, 2023 00:31Djokovic is ruthless against the Americans
Djokovic has a 30-0 record against Americans since his loss to Sam Querrey in the third round of Wimbledon in 2016.
- September 09, 2023 00:21Shelton’s road to the final
Quarterfinal: 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(7), 6-2 against Frances Tiafoe (USA)
Fourth Round: 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 against Tommy Paul (USA)
Third Round: 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 against Aslan Karatsev (Russia)
Second Round: 7-6(1), 1-0, retd. against Dominic Thiem (Austria)
First Round: 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 against Pedro Cachin (Argentina)
- September 09, 2023 00:15Djokovic’s road to the final
Quarterfinal: 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 against Taylor Fritz (USA)
Fourth Round: 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 against Borna Gojo (Croatia)
Third Round: 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 against Laslo Djere (Serbia)
Second Round: 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 against Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Spain)
First Round: 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 against Alexandre Muller (France)
- September 09, 2023 00:02Where to watch US Open in India?
Live telecast of the US Open is available in India on the Sony Sports Network while live streaming can be found on the Sony Liv app and website.
- September 08, 2023 23:42Men’s Singles Semifinals schedule
 Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Ben Shelton (USA) - Not before 12:30AM IST
 Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) vs  Daniil Medvedev - Not before 4:30AM IST
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