Flushing Meadows, NY, USA (GenevaLunch, by Nick Bates) – Men’s tennis has just become more exciting, and Rafael Nadal is likely finding that being number one is not an easy job. Roger Federer looked to be back in form as he outplayed Novak Djokovic 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in the semi-finals of the US Open. In the other semi, Scot Andy Murray was leading two sets to love when rain stopped play. The match was resumed on Sunday and Nadal took the third set, and then broke Murray’s service but the Scot came back, combining a strong physical performance with cleverly varied strokes to win 6-2, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4. It is the first time a British male has reached a Grand Slam final since 1997. The last to win was Fred Perry in 1936.
In the women’s final Serena Williams beat Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 7-5.