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Murray and Wawrinka currently going at it. 4-4 first set.
Stan takes the 1st set after an epic final game of the set - on his 6th set point!!!
Blimey - Stan 2 sets and a break up Stan seems to be in the zone!!!
ETA: Double Blimey - Stan blew Andy off the court!!! Who'd have thought that the Swiss in the semi's would be Stan the man!!!!
STAN THE MAN
Andy had absolutely no answers for him today.
I saw his first round match and he was serving bombs and hitting so many winners. Always liked him and I'm glad to see him finally make the semis!
Well. I didn't predict that (at least not so easily)
Good for Stan da Man!
Stan the man! Since Roger went out early, it's nice having Stan to root for. I must have a thing for Swiss men. He has seriously been playing well this year.
Just got back!
Although I am a wee bit bummed about my Boys, I must admit that Bob played terribly today. Mike was hustling to get the job done, but it just ain't doubles if only one person is focused and doing all the work.
That being said, I also must admit that I have a new appreciation for Stepanek. He is actualy rather funny on the court and he and Leander completely controlled the final two sets. It was a well-deserved win.
As for the singles, well, even Sean Connery in the house couldn't help Murray. Dude was a mess. As soon as he lost his sh!t and slammed his racquet after the first set, it was obvious he was gonna be toast.
But Murray didn't lose the match, STAN THE MAN WON IT!!! He was UH-MAZING. And he had some glorious passing shots out wide that were just beautiful. Another totally well-deserved win for our Swiss bear cub.
Are there any gay men left in Europe this week? 'Cuz I swear they were ALL at the BJKUSTANTC today.
^Well I'm here (in Europe) Perhaps I'm the only gay in the village this week... lonely times.
Glad you had a great time!
Djokovic-Wawrinka and Gasquet-Nadal
Serena-Li and Pennetta-Azarenka.
Apart from maybe Williams and Na, I didn't predict these semi's two weeks ago!
do you dream of the day you can meet other gays who know what it is like to be a gay?
^... there are "other" gays?!
i DONT think so
You see I thought not. I knew it was just an old wives tale.
Quick question Fergus. I didn't watch the game but caught the BBC radio commentary and they were adamant that the crowds were routing for Murray and were very subdued when Wawrinka made a good shot and did not want Stan to win. I really thought that was them just being biased - am I correct?
One of the things that I've noticed about the US Open (and probably true for most sporting events in general), is that you have the die-hard, nut-job fans (like us! ) on one hand and those who go but don't really have a clue as to the game or the players on the other.
Now, although you need the latter type to fill up a 40,000 seat stadium, I have to admit they make me crazy. Up and down getting food, texting thru the match, talking LOUDLY about anything BUT tennis.....ARGH! This type was firmly in the Murray camp simply because Stan was unknown to them.
However, when it became apparent to everyone that Stan was playing incredibly well, he was getting a lot more support from the crowd in general. Before Murray changed his shirt, someone even shouted "Let's go, guy in the red shirt!"
There were enough Stan-fans (me & my party included!) who were vocal from the get go. He made some shots that were so unbelievable that the gasps from the crowd almost sucked in all the oxygen in the stadium.
One group even had a fairly consistent "Let's go, Stan, let's go! *clap-clap*" chant going on through the match.
I think by match point, everyone knew they saw a great match by our Swiss bear cub and the enthusiasm for his win was genuine.
And a NYC crowd loves nothing better than getting behind an underdog!
It's the American way!
Azarenka is making it easily to the final in this last set. She's a great player, but every time she strikes the ball and moans, like a ghost having an orgasm, it makes me hate her more.
Don't hate - grunt-ate?
(I need to come up with something better)
I'd be much happier, as a Vika fan, if she could develop something called a serve
Well Azarenka is heading to the final - but unless her serve improves Serena (who I am assuming will beat Li Na) will eat her up for breakfast. And while we are on the subject of Serena - why on earth is her singles semi scheduled second and then her doubles semi scheduled on the same court after 'appropriate rest'?! Wouldn't it have been more logical for her semi to have been scheduled first and thus give her natural time for adequate rest between her matches?
Thanks for the comments Fergus - I watched many a US Open match when I lived in the US and always felt the crowd got behind an underdog - especially one who plays well so the BBC comments seemed to be a tad biased - understandable I guess
Vika also played like crap in Cincinnati and then beat Serena in the final. That said, a Grand Slam final is a different situation.
Obviously Serena still has to beat Na.
A bit of a damp squid semi.
Disappointed for Flavia, but thrilled for her tournament overall.
Serena 6-0 over Li Na in the first set?!?!? This might be over by the time I get home to try and watch it!
You wouldnt be missing anything at all. Na's play today is beyond pathetic. Too bad for Robson. Had Na played that way vs her she might be in the semis instead given the easy part of the draw both were in.
I certainly hope the finals are better than these semis.
Well atleast the last 10 minutes of the Serena vs Na match was some good tennis, LOL! The only time today there was any in either of the two semis.
Hlavackova/Hradecka beat the Williams sisters in straight sets, 64 62 to make the doubles final.
Great day for Andrea Hlavackova who won the Mixed Doubles title with Mirnyi earlier.
Hmm. Robson herself isn't in the best shape or form at present, so even if she HAD managed to beat Na, I don't know if she'd have been able to then get past Jankovic and an in-form Makarova.
Wowa up a set and a break ...
Amazing how Wawrinka is doing this with no first serve whatsoever.
It is absolutely beautiful in NYC today, perfect weather for tennis!
Stan vs. Djok is insane! This game in particular is epic.
Brilliant men's first semi! Wow!
NYC crowds f'ing ROCK!
Wawrinka finally closes this game out! Sweet Jeebus......
It's hellish for my nerves
Wow, that 3 game of the fifth set was insane! What a match!
LOL come on Stan!
That was 4 hrs and 10 minutes of amazing tennis! Congrats to Novak. (((Stan fans)))
Phew! Amazing match! (((Stan))) Crowd loves him, at least.
Glad to see that Stan proved his getting to the semi's was no fluke. (((Stan))) but congrats to Novak. At least this year they have a rest day scheduled between the semis' and the final - though having the men's final scheduled for a Monday - and the women's final for the Sunday still seems weird to me.
Aww poor Stan! But good for Djokovic!
I'm gutted for Stan.
It really felt like survival of the fittest - in which case, Nole will almost always win.
WD Nole. I hope you win the final (unless Dickie is there)
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