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Novak Djokovic vs. Marin Cilic: 2015 US Open tennis latest news, time, TV schedule and how to watch live online

Novak Djokovic vs. Marin Cilic: 2015 US Open tennis latest news, time, TV schedule and how to watch live online

Novak Djokovic vs. Marin Cilic: 2015 US Open tennis latest news, time, TV schedule and how to watch live online

World number one in men’s tennis Novak Djokovic seems to be gaining his most lethal form at the moment. The man who has waited for the last four years to regain the crown is not going to lose this opportunity without giving his best.

This determination seems to be evident from the way he is playing at the moment. It must be kept in mind that Novak Djokovic actually won the last US Open in the year 2011.

Last night he overcame a very tough competitor in the form of No. 18 Feliciano Lopez of Spain who probed him badly before going down 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(2). There is no denying the fact that it was a tough match, but still easier than the one that Andy Murray lost in more than four hours. The Serb has advanced to the US Open tennis for ninth consecutive time.

Novak Djokovic, Abu DhabiThere is no denying the fact that last night’s match against Feliciano Lopez was bigger match compared to Serena Williams vs Venus Williams match, but it was being talked in passing reference while the whole emphasis was on the Williams Sisters’ match.

The man is in great form this year and he has already won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon, though lost in the French Open final. On the season he is 61-5, now just two wins away from his third grand slam tournament win of 2015 and 10th of his career.

But like the quarter final match, the semi-final will not be easy. Here he is going to face No. 9 Marin Cilic, a five-set winner on Tuesday over No. 19 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, outlasting the Frenchman, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(3), 6-4.
Men’s singles

No. 1 Novak Djokovic def. No. 18 Feliciano Lopez, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(2)
No. 9 Marin Cilic def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(3), 6-4

Women’s singles

No. 1 Serena Williams def. No. 23 Venus Williams, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
Roberta Vinci def. Kristina Mladenovic, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Thursday schedule

10:40 a.m. – online coverage via ESPN3 and WatchESPN

11 a.m. – TV coverage on ESPN, with Kvitova/Pennetta followed by Halep/Azarenka, then Wawrinka/Anderson

8 p.m. – Federer/Gasquet, on ESPN2

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