Nadal routs Roddick to reach US Open semi-finals
NEW YORK, Sept 10 — Defending champion Rafa Nadal routed former winner Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 yesterday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
Nadal, the only men’s player yet to lose a set in the tournament, set the tone early by breaking the American in his first two service games to race to a 4-0 lead and going on to break Roddick six times in all in the one-hour 53-minute romp.
With the win, the second-seeded Spaniard advances to a last-four clash with fourth-seeded Andy Murray of Britain, a 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 winner against American John Isner.
The other semi-final will pit top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia against 16-time grand slam winner Roger Federer, who owns five US Open titles. — Reuters