Three Semis Today!

11 Sep 2009 by Hiland in 2009 US Open

Today, Rafa Nadal and Fernando Gonzalez will pick up where they left off on Thursday night at 2:30 p.m. Nadal won the first set in a tiebreaker and the two are tied at 6-6 in the second. The match was postponed due to rain. Gonzalez is presenting a strong challenge to the third seed, who appears troubled by abdominal pain.

The winner will oppose Argentinean strong man Juan Martin Del Potro who survived a first set challenge from Marin Cilic before subduing the 16th seeded upstart. Displaying more athleticism and a high level of confidence, Del Potro looks like a favorite to reach the finals where he would meet either 4th seed Novak Djokovic or top seed Roger Federer. The Men’s semifinals are scheduled for Saturday with the final slated for Sunday afternoon.

Spectators are looking forward to today’s Women’s semifinals and especially the match between former number one Kim Clijsters and top seed Serena Williams. The winner will be a heavy favorite against the winner of the other semifinal, either relatively unknown Yanina Wickmayer or Dane Caroline Wozniacki.

Clijsters and Williams have been the best two participants in this year’s tournament. Williams has appeared virtually untouchable and with her strong serve and competitive temperament is favored to win another Grand Slam.

Clijsters possesses several surprising wins, including a fairly easy triumph over Venus Williams. The young mother seems surprised by her success but has the skills to battle the power-hitting Williams.

In the other semi-final, Melanie Oudin conqueror and another media sweetheart, Caroline Wozniacki, is heavily favored to oust the upstart Wickmayer. Flashing a brilliant smile, a spiffy wardrobe and consistent ground strokes, Wozniacki appears unflappable. Unfortunately she does not posses the serve or power needed to compete against either Clijsters or Williams in the Saturday finals.

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