Djokovic eases past Nishikori to reach U.S. Open final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic will face Juan Martin del Potro for the U.S. Open title after the Serb beat Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-4 6-2 in their semi-final on Friday. Djokovic, this year’s Wimbledon champion, kept Nishikori under relentless pressure, carving out 17 break point opportunities and winning 80 percent of his own first serve points to win in two hours and 23 minutes. Twice champion Djokovic, who reached his eighth final at Flushing Meadows and is seeded sixth this year, broke Nishikori in his first service game and closed out the opening set with an ace in 37 minutes without facing a break point. “It felt really good,” Djokovic said courtside. “Easier said than done – you have to execute the shots against Kei Nishikori, who is one of the quicker movers on the tour.” Nishikori improved in the second set, coming to the net more often, but Djokovic was in imperious form. He fended off the only two break points he faced and broke the Japanese again for a 3-2 lead. The Serb dominated from the baseline while Nishikori’s cause was undermined by 51 unforced errors. Djokovic, who was forced to skip last year’s tournament due to an elbow injury and returned to the tour this year after surgery, said he was thrilled to be back on the big stage. “It means the world to me obviously,” he added. “Like thousands of other tennis players around the world I’m trying to be the best I can be.” Reaching a second consecutive Grand Slam final suggests the 13-times major champion is nearly back to his best, though he will need to be even more clinical against Del Potro, who has only dropped one set in six matches in New York. Nishikori began the third set with a confident hold of serve but the 28-year-old made four unforced errors in his next service game to set Djokovic on the road to victory. The Japanese player’s spirit was finally broken and his serve followed, with Djokovic claiming his fourth break with a fist-pumping celebration before serving for the match. The 31-year-old, who was beaten by Nishikori at Flushing Meadows in 2014, sealed victory on his second match point to improve his head-to-head record against the Japanese to 15 wins from 17 meetings. 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Jennings”,”journalist_url”:”/journalists/simon-jennings”}],”shareUrl”:”https://reut.rs/2wS5RhZ”,”published”:1536371168,”updated”:1536372911,”path”:”/article/us-tennis-usopen-djokovic-nishikori/djokovic-eases-past-nishikori-to-reach-u-s-open-final-idUSKCN1LO035″,”location”:”NEW YORK”,”body”:”u003cpu003eBy Simon Jenningsu003c/pu003enu003cpu003eNEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic will face Juan Martin del Potro for the U.S. Open title after the Serb beat Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-4 6-2 in their semi-final on Friday.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eDjokovic, this yearu0027s Wimbledon champion, kept Nishikori under relentless pressure, carving out 17 break point opportunities and winning 80 percent of his own first serve points to win in two hours and 23 minutes.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eTwice champion Djokovic, who reached his eighth final at Flushing Meadows and is seeded sixth this year, broke Nishikori in his first service game and closed out the opening set with an ace in 37 minutes without facing a break point.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003e”It felt really good,” Djokovic said courtside. “Easier said than done – you have to execute the shots against Kei Nishikori, who is one of the quicker movers on the tour.”u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eNishikori improved in the second set, coming to the net more often, but Djokovic was in imperious form. He fended off the only two break points he faced and broke the Japanese again for a 3-2 lead.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eThe Serb dominated from the baseline while Nishikoriu0027s cause was undermined by 51 unforced errors.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eDjokovic, who was forced to skip last yearu0027s tournament due to an elbow injury and returned to the tour this year after surgery, said he was thrilled to be back on the big stage.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003e”It means the world to me obviously,” he added. “Like thousands of other tennis players around the world Iu0027m trying to be the best I can be.”u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eReaching a second consecutive Grand Slam final suggests the 13-times major champion is nearly back to his best, though he will need to be even more clinical against Del Potro, who has only dropped one set in six matches in New York.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eNishikori began the third set with a confident hold of serve but the 28-year-old made four unforced errors in his next service game to set Djokovic on the road to victory.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eThe Japanese playeru0027s spirit was finally broken and his serve followed, with Djokovic claiming his fourth break with a fist-pumping celebration before serving for the match. u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eThe 31-year-old, who was beaten by Nishikori at Flushing Meadows in 2014, sealed victory on his second match point to improve his head-to-head record against the Japanese to 15 wins from 17 meetings.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eDel Potro won the first semi-final earlier in the day after defending champion Rafa Nadal retired with a knee injury in the second set.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003c/pu003en”,”attribution”:{“type”:”default”,”content”:”Editing by Peter Rutherford”},”images”:[{“url”:”//s4.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?mu003d02u0026du003d20180908u0026tu003d2u0026iu003d1302061429u0026ru003dLYNXNPEE8702W”,”title”:”Tennis: US Open”,”caption”:”Sept 7 2018; New York, NY, USA; nNovak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates match point against Kei Nishikori of Japan in a menu0027s semi-final match on day twelve of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. 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