06 Sep U.S. Open Day 9: Kerber, Wozniacki, Monfils, Djokovic Into Semis; Tsonga, Vinci Out
The first half of the quarterfinal matches was contested today. The victors advanced to the semifinals while the losers were sent packing. Top seed Novak Djokovic kept his title defense campaign alive while Tsonga said goodbye to New York.
Defending champ Novak Djokovic advanced after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, who was down 2 sets, retired at the end of the second set due to an injury. Novak, who already benefited from a walkover and a retirement before this match, will play Tsonga’s compatriot Gael Monfils, who defeated another fellow compatriot Lucas Rouille 6-4 6-3 6-3.
Angelique Kerber (GER), who’s having a great season, defeated 2015 finalist Roberta Vinci (ITA) 7-5 6-0. Kerber faces Caroline Wozniacki (DEN), who beat Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 6-0 6-0.
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