Friday September 5th, 2014

Both men's semifinal matches will be played on Saturday. First, No. 1 Novak Djokovic will play No. 10 Kei Nishikori.

Following the first semifinal match, No. 2 Roger Federer will play No. 14 Marin Cilic.


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Noon - 6 p.m. CBS US Open Live

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Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Kei Nishikori (10) Semifinals 12:30 p.m.
Marin Cilic (14) vs. Roger Federer (2) Semifinals Not before 1:30 p.m.

USTA has the full Day 13 schedule here.

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Matches to watch

Marin Cilic (14) vs. Roger Federer (2)

On Wednesday, Federer fought off two match points against No. 20 Gael Monfils. The 33-year-old came back after losing the first two sets, winning 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. He previously beat Roberto Bautista Agut (fourth round), Marcel Granollers (third round), Sam Groth (second round) and Marinko Matosevic ​(first round). Federer has not played in a U.S. Open final since 2009.

At last year's U.S. Open, Federer lost to 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo in the Round of 16.

This is the farthest Cilic has played in a Grand Slam tournament since he made the semifinals at the 2010 Australian Open. He has never played in a major final.

To get to this year's semifinal match, Cilic has beat Tomáš Berdych (quarterfinal), Gilles Simon (fourth round), Kevin Anderson (third round), Illya Marchenko (second round) and Marcos Baghdatis (first round, retired).

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Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Kei Nishikori (10) 

On Tuesday, the U.S. Open's top-seeded man defeated No. 8 Andy Murray in the quarterfinals in four sets. Djokovic previously defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber (third round), Sam Querrey (third round), Paul-Henri Mathieu (second round) and Diego Schwartzman (first round).

Djokovic is looking to reach his fifth straight U.S. Open final. Last year, he was defeated by Rafael Nadal, who is sitting out of this year's tournament due to injury.

Nishikori rebounded from losing the first set against No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals, then won a decisive fifth set 6-4 after Wawrinka had drawn even. He previously defeated Milos​ Raonic (fourth round), Leonardo Mayer (third round), Pablo Andujar (second round) and Wayne Odesnik (first round).

Nishikori has already gone further in the U.S. Open then he ever had in a major before. His best finish prior to this year at the U.S. Open was reaching the fourth round in 2008. At last year's U.S. Open, he lost in the first round. 

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