Nishikori outlasts Cilic to make semis

Nishikori outlasts Cilic to make semis

It means Nishikori reaches a Grand Slam semi-final for the third time in his career.

It was clear that it could be a long night when the players battled for more than 15 minutes in the sixth game of the opening set, Millman saving four break points.

It was a very comfortable afternoon for Osaka who became the first Japanese woman in 22 years to reach a Grand Slam semi-final.

Up next up for Osaka will be the victor of the evening match between 2017 runner-up Madison Keys, who at 14 is the highest seed left in the women's draw, and Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.

She raced to a 3-0 lead in the first set and then 4-0 in the second against the shaky Tsurenko, who finished with more unforced errors than points in her first major quarter-final. "My entire body was shaking so I was really glad I was able to play well today".

To win a title or even make a final in NY, where she and her sister Mari grew up learning tennis in a Haitian household with her father's parents and eating her mother's Japanese food, would speak to every part of Osaka's multicultural experience.

"I cried a lot last time and there were lots of people making fun of me". "I was freaking out inside".

"I think it's because of Kei", she said, holding her hands apart to show how much bigger Nishikori is in Japan, from where her family moved to NY when she was 3.

"I really don't think it's that hot, sorry". I train in Florida.

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Two goals from Romelu Lukaku were enough to secure the three points, while Paul Pogba also missed a penalty. He told the BBC: "I don't know what happened.

The Indian Wells victor dropped just two games in the entire match and had far too much for her opponent, who had stunned Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.

That made it all the more surprising that the 28-year-old allowed his advantage to slip, missing a break point that would have given him a 5-1 lead and then being pegged back to 4-4.

"I hate matches like this", Tsurenko said. This is her first career Grand Slam semifinal in what's been a year of firsts for her so far.

The No. 20 seed continued what's been a largely dominant run through the draw by winning in just 57 minutes, the third time in her five matches she didn't even have to play an hour.

Keys, a 23-year-old American who is seeded No. 14, overwhelmed Suarez Navarro with her powerful serve and groundstrokes, building a 22-10 edge in winners.

Osaka's next opponent will likely be her toughest yet, as she's set to face Madison Keys in the semifinals.

"When I was 5-1 down in 2016, the crowd pulled me through".

"I really, really, really hope she makes it to the final here and I hope that we do, too".

Thursday's other semi-final sees six-time champion Serena Williams take on Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova.