Saturday, September 06, 2014

2014 US OPEN: Nishikori Stuns Djokovic To Reach First Major Final

Kei Nishikori defied predictions and historical precedent and followed up his two five-set, four-hour matches with a 4-set, 3-hour win over World #1 Novak Djokovic. By winning 6-4 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3, Nishikori became the first Asian male player to reach a grand slam final. Djokovic had reached the last five major finals (and four consecutive finals in New York) so his loss in the semifinal was quite a shock.

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