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Andy Murray upset Novak Djokovic to win the 2012 U.S. Open on Monday night. It is the first grand slam tournament win of Murray's career and comes on the heels of his gold medal in the Olympics.
The No. 3 Murray started out strong, taking the first set on a 12-10 tiebreaker and the second set 7-5, but his first grand slam win wasn't going to be easy. Djokovic responded by taking the next two sets in fairly dominating fashion, 6-2 and 6-3.
But Murray found the strength to take the final set 6-2 for perhaps the biggest win of his career.
Djokovic had the advantage in several stats, including aces, winners, net points and break points, but Murray had nine fewer errors in the match, which lasted almost five hours.
The 2012 U.S. Open wraps up on Monday with the men's singles final between No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray. Murray is still looking for his first career Grand Slam title, though he did claim gold at the Summer Olympics in London this summer. Djokovic, meanwhile, is looking for his second Grand Slam title of 2012 and the sixth of his career. These two players also met in the 2011 Australian Open final, which Djokovic won in straight sets.
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Serena Williams came all the way back from the brink of elimination to defeat Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open Women's final, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
After they split the first two sets, Azarenka jumped out to a 5-3 lead in the final set and looked ready to put the match away, when Serena then reeled of four straight game victories to clinch her fourth title.
Williams made 45 unforced errors to Azarenka's 28, but made up for it with 13 aces, as her serve got her through tough stretches of the match. Azarenka made a double fault at a crucial point in the third set that allowed Serena to gain momentum.
The win wraps up an incredible summer for Williams, whose wins included singles and doubles championships at Wimbledon, the Olympics and now a singles title at the U.S. Open.
The 2012 U.S. Open semi-final match between No. 4 David Ferrer and No. 2 Novak Djokovic will resume Sunday at 10:00 a.m. ET with Ferrer leading the first set, 5-2. That match can be seen on ESPN2.
The winner of that match-up will face Andy Murray in the final on Monday afternoon.
The women's final between No. 4 Serena Williams and No. 1 Victoria Azarenka will take place at 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Williams has rolled through the tournament thus far winning every match in straight sets. Azarenka has faced slightly more resistance, barely outlasting defending champion Samantha Stosur in a third set tie-breaker in the quarterfinals and coming back from losing the first set to defeat Maria Sharapova.
Day 13 of the 2012 U.S. Open is in the books, though only one significant matchup was completed. No. 3 Andy Murray advanced to his second U.S. Open final and his fifth Grand Slam final with a win in four sets over No. 6 Tomas Berdych. Murray won the matchup 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (9-7), eliminating the man who bested the tournament's top seed, Roger Federer, in the quarterfinals.
Murray will not have to wait to find out who his finals opponent will be, as the matchup between No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 4 David Ferrer has been postponed until Sunday. It will be the first match of the day, as Djokovic will try and battle back from a 5-2 deficit in the first set.
Also of note was the Women's Singles final between No. 4 Serena Williams and No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. That was postponed as well, and will start at some point after 4:30 p.m. eastern on Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
According to the U.S. Open's official website, the 2012 U.S. Open women's final will not be played on Saturday evening. Instead, the match between fourth seeded Serena Williams and top seeded Victoria Azarenka will be delayed until Sunday. Heavy rain and winds in the forecast have forced the postponement. The starting time will be announced by 7 p.m. ET this evening. Williams is playing for her fourth Open title. Azarenka has never before reached a U.S. Open final.
Neither men's semifinal will be rescheduled, and No. 3 Andy Murray and No. 6 Tomas Berdych are currently underway. No. 4 David Ferrer is still scheduled to face No. 2 Novak Djokovic after the first semi-final concludes. Murray currently leads 5-1 in the third set as the match is tied at a set apiece.
Day 13 at the U.S. Open will feature the men's semifinals and women's finals, with third-seed Andy Murray and sixth-seed Tomas Berdych set for an 11 a.m. match at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Afterwards, two-seed Novak Djokovic will face fourth-seed David Ferrer for the right to head to Sunday's final. Djokovic defeated seventh-seed Martin Del Petro on Thursday, one day after the Argentinian ended Andy Roddick's career, while Ferrer advanced to his second career semifinal by defeating Janko Tipsarevic.
After taking barely an hour to defeat Sara Errani in straight sets Friday, fourth-seeded Serena Williams will take on top-seed Victoria Azarenka for the women's crown at 7 p.m.
CBS will have coverage of Saturday's action beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting through 10 p.m. The broadcast of the women's final is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
The finals are set for the women's singles bracket at the 2012 U.S. Open, as Serena Williams will look to continue her recent streak of dominance against No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.
Since losing in the first round of the French Open early in 2012, Williams has been on a tear, dominating both Wimbledon and the Olympics in London. She has kept that momentum going through the U.S. Open bracket and earned a spot in the finals with a dominating win over Sara Errani in a semifinals match on Friday.
In 64 minutes, Williams won in straight sets, losing just three combined games to the Italian. With nine aces, she dominated on serve and was never broken by Errani.
Her opponent on Saturday will be Azarenka, the world's top player, who had to battle back from a first set loss to Maria Sharapova on Friday. After losing the first set 6-3, Azarenka was able to capitalize on 42 unforced errors by Sharapova to earn her spot in the final.
The final in women's singles is scheduled to be played at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Day 12 of the 2012 U.S. Open is set to get underway on Friday, and the matchups are getting bigger and bigger. Getting things started at Arthur Ashe Stadium will be the Men's Doubles final between Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan and Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek. The Bryan Brothers are the No. 2 seed for the tournament, while Paes and Stepanek made it to the finals as the No. 5 seed.
There's two other high profile matchups on Friday as well. Both of the Women's Singles semifinals will take place on the main court. First (not before 1:45 p.m. ET), No. 1 seed, Victoria Azarenka will take on No. 3 seed Mario Sharapova. The winner of that matchup will take on the winner of No. 4 Serena Williams vs. No. 10 seed Sara Errani. That matchup will take place at some point after 3:45 p.m. ET.
CBS will air the Men's Doubles final and both of the Women's Singles semifinals starting at 12:30 p.m. eastern. Their coverage is set to run through 6:00 p.m. ET but it will likely stay on through the Williams vs. Errani matchup if it happens to run long. Encores of the matches will be on the Tennis Channel following ESPN's coverage.
For a full look at the day's schedule, including plenty of Junior matchups, go here.
David Ferrer, fourth-seeded in the 2012 U.S. Open men's singles draw, advanced to his second career semi-final match with a win over Janko Tipsarevic on Thursday. Ferrer took Sets 1, 4 and 5 with scores of 6-3, 6-3 and 7-6. The two sets won by Tipsarevic were by scores of 7-6 and 6-2.
Ferrer edged out Tipsarevic in aces, 15 to 10, bested him in unforced errors, picking up only 44 to Tipsarevic's 58, and was ahead in total points won, 173 to 159. Tipsarevic had the advantage in double-faults, not collecting any while Ferrer had six.
Ferrer now advances to face the winner of second-seeded Novak Djokovic vs. seventh-seeded Martin Del Potro. That match was scheduled for Thursday evening.
The 2012 U.S. Open will continue on Thursday as the men's side begins to whittle itself down. There are two key matches on that side tomorrow: fourth-seeded David Ferrer taking on eight-seeded Janko Tipsarevic and second-seeded Novak Djokovic battling seventh-seeded Juan Carlos del Potro. Ferrer and Tisparevic will begin at Arthur Ashe Stadium sometime after 1:30 p.m. ET. Djokovic and del Potro will kick off their match at 7:00 p.m. ET.
There will be no singles matches on the women's side. Instead, tomorrow is mostly dominated by doubles matches, including Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, who are the tournament's No. 2 seed.
ESPN2 will begin coverage at noon, and that will run through 5:30 p.m. ET. After a 90-minute break, their coverage will pick back up at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Andy Roddick lost to No. 7 Juan Martin Del Potro, 6-7(1), 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-4, on Wednesday afternoon in what was to be the final match of the popular American's tennis career. Roddick was aggressive to start the match but appeared to tire with each progressive match, becoming overwhelmed in the crucial third set and failing to take advantage of several opportunities in the fourth.
He would address the crowd with a tearful goodbye, as Roddick had announced he would retire following the conclusion of the 2012 U.S. Open.
Earlier in the day No. 3 Maria Sharapova survived an early scare against No. 11 Marion Bartoli, losing the first set before taking the second and third sets. Sharapova will face No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the Women's Semifinals, who defeated No. 7 Samantha Stosur on Tuesday.
In other men's matches, No. 2 Novak Djokovic easily defeated No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka and will take on Juan Martin Del Potro in the Men's Quarterfinals.
Play at the 2012 U.S. Open will resume on Wednesday morning after Tuesday night's primetime matches were suspended due to rain. Among those continuing matches are Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic, both of whom had slim early leads in their matches when the skies opened up.
Roddick, the No. 20 seed, was up 1-to-0 in a first set tiebreak over seventh-seeded Juan Carlos del Potro when the match was called. Roddick and del Potro will pick their match back up at Arthur Ashe Stadium sometime after 12:30 p.m ET. They'll be waiting on the conclusion of a match between Maria Sharapova and Marion Bartoli, which was also halted last night. In that match, the third-seeded Sharapova is down four games to none in the first set.
Djokovic, meanwhile, will continue his match with Stanislas Wawrinka at around the same time Roddick's match will restart. Djokovic was leading Wawrinka two games to none in the first set last night before it was called off.
Also in action later this afternoon and tonight are Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Roger Federer.
ESPN2 will have Open coverage from noon through 11 p.m. ET. The Tennis Channel will supplement that coverage from 10:30 a.m. through 7 p.m. ET.
For Wednesday's full schedule, click here.
Primetime matches involving Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova were all suspended on Tuesday night due to rain. In total, four matches were called off, with the fourth involving eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic. All four matches were somewhere in their first sets when the skies opened up.
Roddick, who is looking to make one last run at a major championship, was in the midst of a first-set tiebreak with seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro. When play resumes on Wednesday, Roddick will have a 1-to-0 lead in the tiebreak. Djokovic, meanwhile, was up 2-to-0 on No. 18 seed Stanislas Wawrinka. In the final suspended match on the men's side, Tipsarevic was up 5-to-2 in the first set on Phillipp Kohlschreiber.
On the women's side, Sharapova, the third seed, was down four games to none to No. 11 sed Marion Bartoli.
Victoria Azarenka stumbled in the second set, but the No. 1 seed at the 2012 U.S. Open was able to able to advance to the semifinals with a three-set victory over Samantha Stosur Tuesday afternoon. It is the first time that the 23-year old from Belarus has reached the U.S. Open semifinals, and she is is aiming for her second Grand Slam title of the year after winning the Australian Open.
Azarenka was overpowering in the first set, easily winning, 6-1, but she dropped a set for the first time in the tournament when Stosur took it, 6-4. The third and final set was another close one, but Azarenka won, 7-6, with a 7-5 tiebreaker for the final point.
Azarenka will now face the the winner of the quarterfinal between No. 3 Maria Sharapova and No. 11 Marion Bartoli.
The 2012 U.S. Open continues Tuesday with six matches scheduled, including the start of the women's quarterfinals.
On the men's side, No. 20 seed Andy Roddick will try to continue his run in what will be the final tournament of his career. Roddick will face No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro on Tuesday. No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic and No. 4 seed David Ferrer will also be in action.
The women's quarterfinal matches will begin with No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova facing No. 11 seed Marion Bartoli. No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka will take on No. 7 Samantha Stosur in the other quarterfinal of the day.
Tuesday's action starts at 11 a.m. ET, with television coverage beginning on the Tennis Channel. The Tennis Channel's coverage will continue until 7 p.m. ET. Coverage will also be available on ESPN2 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. ET. Matches can also be streamed live online at the U.S. Open official site.
Start times for a few of Tuesday's notable matches can be found below. All times are Eastern.
11 a.m.: No. 3 Maria Sharapova vs. No. 11 Marion Bartoli
11 a.m.: No. 1 Victoria Azarenka vs. No. 7 Samantha Stosur
11 a.m.: No. 2 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka
7 p.m.: No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro vs. No. 20 Andy Roddick
Serena Williams had no problems during her fourth round match at the 2012 U.S. Open on Monday.
The fourth-seeded Williams downed unranked Andrea Hlavackova, 6-0, 6-0, to advance to a quarterfinal match on Wednesday. Williams had 31 winners to Hlavackova's nine, and Williams also had an 8-2 edge in aces. It was a near-perfect performance, as Williams won 60 of the match's 89 points.
Meanwhile, in another fourth-round match, the second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was upset by 20th-seeded Roberta Vinci, 1-6, 4-6. Vinci had a 29-18 edge in winners.
On the men's side, Top-seeded Roger Federer advanced after Mardy Fish withdrew due to undisclosed heath issues. Third-seed Andy Murray is finishing up the day, and currently is in the first set against 15th-seeded Milos Raonic.
The 2012 U.S. Open is getting into crunch time, and the fourth round gets underway on Monday morning. No. 1 seed Roger Federer has a match against No. 23 Mardy Fish at Arthur Ashe Stadium that should begin around 2:30 p.m. ET. Andy Murray will also be in action on Monday, as will Serena Williams.
Television coverage of Monday's action begins at 6 a.m. ET on the Tennis Channel. CBS will pick up the coverage at 11 a.m. ET and ESPN will televise the tournament in prime time beginning at 7 p.m. ET. For a complete look at the television schedule, head over to the U.S. Open's schedule page. The tournament can also be streamed live online.
Both Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick advanced in third round action at the 2012 U.S. Open on Sunday. The second-seeded Djokovic defeated Julien Benneteau in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Roddick, who recently announced his intention to retire from tennis, took care of Fabio Fognini in four sets. Both players advanced to the quarterfinal round with their respective victories.
Elsewhere on the men's side, No. 4 David Ferrer defeated Lleyton Hewitt, and No. 7 Juan Martin Del Potro and No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic also advanced.
On the women's side, defending champion Samantha Stosur won her match in straight sets on Sunday. No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and Marion Bartoli also advanced. The match between Maria Sharapova and Nadia Petrova was delayed by weather and remains in progress. Sharapova leads four games to three in the decisive third set.
American Andy Roddick continues his march through the field at the 2012 U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, as he won his third-round match against Fabio Fognini, 7-5, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.
Roddick used long rallies to wear Fognini down throughout the afternoon. Although Fognini showed signs of life, he could not rally. A huge key was Roddick's ability to serve accurately. He did not have a double fault while Fognini shot eight.
Another way Roddick was able to pull out the win was by winning the majority of the rallies that went over eight shots.
He will now advance to the quarterfinals where he will face Juan Martin Del Potro. After announcing that this would be his last tournament as a professional, he has won his last two matches.
Novak Djokovic defeated France's Julien Benneteau to advance past the third round of the 2012 U.S. Open on Sunday. The No. 2 seed of the Grand Slam Tournament defeated Benneteau, the No. 31 seed player, in sets of 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2.
Djokovic used 13 aces to Benneteau's four at Arthur Ashe Stadium as the Serbian advanced to the fourth round, where he will face either Alexandr Dolgopolov or Stanislas Wawrinka. Dolgopolov, the No. 14 seed from Ukraine, and Switzerland's Wawrinka, the No. 18 seeded player, will play their match later this afternoon at Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Also in action Sunday are No. 4 seed David Ferrer against Australian Lleyton Hewitt. American Andy Roddick will take on Italy's Fabio Fognini, and No. 1 women's player Victoria Azarenka will face Anna Tatishvili.
Day 6 gets underway at the U.S. Open Saturday with third-round action, featuring men's top-seed Roger Federer and women's No. 4 Serena Williams.
Federer will take on Fernando Verdasco of Spain at 11 a.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium, while Williams will face unseeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova.
CBS Sports Network along with CBS Sports will be broadcasting all of the action from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The evening matches can be seen on the Tennis Channel from 7-11 p.m.
Here are some notable third-round matches scheduled today:
Arthur Ashe Stadium, 11 a.m.:
Jelena Jankovic (SRB)  vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 
Louis Armstrong Stadium, 11 AM:
Andy Murray (GBR)  vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 
Sam Querrey (USA)  vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)  vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 
Angelique Kerber (GER)  vs. Olga Govortsova (BLR)
For more on the 2012 U.S. Open and other tennis news, notes, and analysis, head on over to SB Nation's Tennis Hub.
The 2012 U.S. Open continued with Day 5 on Friday and the tournament's top-seeded players have continued to cruise through the first few rounds of the draw. Among those that won early on Friday were each of the defending champions of singles play at the U.S. Open - neither of whom lost a single set.
Novak Djokovic, the reigning men's singles champion, quickly disposed of Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil, losing just five games along the way. His 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 win in the second round sets up a likely matchup against No. 31 Julien Benneteau.
On the women's side, No. 7 Sam Stosur of Australia had to endure a first set tiebreaker against Varvara Lepchenko, but then took over the match and closed it out with a 6-2 second-set win. The defending women's titlist, Stosur is on to a round four match against unseeded Laura Robson of Great Britain, who upset No. 9 Li Na on Friday.
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France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was upset in the second round of the U.S. Open men's singles tennis tournament Thursday.
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