Wednesday, September 4, 2013
US Open Glance
NEW YORK -- A look at Wednesday's play at the $34.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:
WEATHER: Sunny and mild. High of 82.
ATTENDANCE: Day: 20,189. Night: 21,926. Total: 42,115.
MEN'S WINNERS: Quarterfinals: No. 2 Rafael Nadal, No. 8 Richard Gasquet.
MEN'S LOSERS: No. 4 David Ferrer, No. 19 Tommy Robredo.
WOMEN'S WINNERS: Quarterfinals: No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, Flavia Pennetta.
WOMEN'S LOSERS: Quarterfinals: No. 10 Roberta Vinci, Daniela Hantuchova.
STAT OF THE DAY: Richard Gasquet is the second Frenchman to reach the U.S. Open semifinals in the Open era (since 1968). Cedric Pioline reached the final in 1993.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I know how she plays, she knows everything of me. We get in the court, and I think today was more about inside, not about tennis." -- Flavia Pennetta, who beat fellow Italian Roberta Vinci to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.
THURSDAY ON COURT: Men's Quarterfinals: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 21 Mikhail Youzhny, No. 3 Andy Murray vs. No. 9 Stanislas Wawrinka.
THURSDAY ON TV (All Times EDT): Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; ESPN, Noon-6 p.m., 8-11 p.m.
ON THIS DATE (Sept. 5, 1990): Pete Sampras beat Ivan Lendl in five sets in the quarterfinals, ending Lendl's run of eight straight U.S. Open finals appearances.