US Open Tennis 2012: Everything You Need to Know About Men's Semifinal

Pete Schauer@@Pete_SchauerCorrespondent ISeptember 8, 2012

Sep 6, 2012; Queens, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic (SRB) celebrates after recording match point against Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) on day eleven of the 2012 US Open at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Djokovic won 6-2, 7-6, 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Men's 2012 U.S. Open semifinals will take place on Saturday and will feature No. 6 Tomas Berdych vs. No. 3 Andy Murray, and No. 4 David Ferrer taking on No. 2 Novak Djokovic.

It took a tie-breaker for him to reach the semis, but Djokovic was able to defeat 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4 to advance to the next round. Ferrer advanced after downing No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-7 (5), 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in what turned out to be a 4 hour and 31-minute match.

Olympic champ Andy Murray and 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych each advanced to the semi finals after victories on Wednesday. Berdych ousted five-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 while Murray took down Marin Cilic 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, 6-0.

Here's the schedule for tomorrow's semis:


Where: Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

When: Saturday, Sept. 8 with play starting at 12 noon

Watch: CBS



No. 6 Tomas Berdych vs. No. 3 Andy Murray

Even though Tomas Berdych has what it takes to knock off Federer, I still like Andy Murray's chances in this semifinal bout.

Berdych has been erratic at times during this tournament and Murray will be looking to take advantage of those moments to gain the edge.

Murray had an impeccable comeback against Cilic in the quarterfinals and I expect him to carry that mental toughness into the match with Berdych and come out victorious.


No. 4 David Ferrer vs. No. 2 Novak Djokovic

The reigning U.S. Open champion is going to handle David Ferrer in their semifinals match on Saturday afternoon to advance to the finals.

Djokovic has put his excellent mental toughness and relentlessness on display during this tournament, and even when he was down, still looked like he would come out on top.

Djokovic has been dominant in his serves and has a consistent return game, especially on the hard surface.

The Djoker will be your U.S. Open champion when it's all said and done


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