Day 13 of the 2014 US Open should be an exciting one for fans as two of the sports biggest names on the men’s side, Federer and Djokovic both try to advance to the finals. Fans can also catch women’s doubles matches and juniors being broadcast today .
Today’s coverage will be split between the Tennis Channel and CBS as follows:
7 A.M. (EST)-12 P.M. (EST) US Open Daily Match Encore.
12 P.M. (EST)-6 P.M. (EST) Men’s Singles Semifinals/Women’s Doubles Finals on CBS.
6 P.M. (EST-8 P.M. (EST) US Open Daily Match Encore on the Tennis Channel.
8 P.M. (EST)-2 A.M. (EST) US Open Daily Match Encore on the Tennis Channel.
The US Open Live site is free for everyone, but available in the U.S. only, CBS Sports has streaming, but you must register with them first and the Tennis Channel Everywhere site can only be accessed through your existing cable/internet provider.
Fans will be glued to their seats watching to see if the dream match of Djokovic-vs-Federer in the finals becomes reality. For a complete list of the order of play for Day 13 go to the US Open Site.
Here is a preview of the men’s semifinals round:
Novak Djokovic-vs-Kei Nishikori: match play at 12 P.M. (EST), Arthur Ashe Stadium.
This should be an interesting match, as they have split their previous meetings at 1 a piece, have similar styles and are tied for points off the baseline with 57% each.
However, as good as Nishikori can be, especially when it comes to his killer serve, he has proven to be weak at times, both physically and mentally.
Djokovic, with his phenomenal return, should come out on top, but this might be a very close match.
Djokovic in 4 sets: 6-4, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3.
The other men’s semifinal match has the equally compelling match-up of Marin Cilic-vs-Roger Federer (some time after 1:30 P.M. (EST).
Federer, with his 17 titles and remarkable style of play in the tournament thus far, seems like the overwhelming favorite, but that isn’t necessarily the case.
These 2 men have met 5 times and even though Federer has a perfect 5-0 record against Cilic, the last time they met a few weeks ago it took Federer 9 match points to win, so this will be no walk in the park.
Also, Cilic has been playing incredibly and has both the stamina and the desire to win after repeatedly coming up short to Federer, who seems to always be in his way.
This should be a long, intense battle, with Federer winning in 5 sets: 6-4, 7-6, 4-6, 6-7 , 6-4.
Here are the highlights from day 12:
For the women it will be Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki battling in the finals on Sunday as Williams beat Ekaterina Makarova, 6-1, 6-3 and Wozniacki beat Shuai Peng 7-6, 4-3 after Peng had to quit because of cramping from the heat.
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