U.S. Open 2011: Roger Federer, Mardy Fish Advance

The 2011 U.S. Open continues third round play on Saturday. Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki, the No. 1 seeds, are scheduled to play.

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U.S. Open 2011: Rafael Nadal Defeats David Nalbandian, Advances To Quarter-Finals

Rafael Nadal defeated David Nalbandian 7-6 (7/5), 6-1, 7-5 in the U.S. Open on Sunday to advance to the last 16.

His next opponent will be Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.

Nadal was behind Nalbandian 3-5 in the first set, but he came back to win it and had less trouble after that – although Nalbandian battled back from a 5-2 deficit in the third set to make it 5-5 before Nadal finally went up 6-5 and then won 7-5 on Nalbandian’s double fault.

“It was a tough day. David is a fantastic player and a close friend who has had a tough time with injuries,” said Nadal.

“The first set was key when I came back when he was serving for the set. I am happy because I played my best match of the tournament so far.”

Nalbandian’s career has been stuck in neutral due to injuries to his hip and groin.

For more on the U.S. Open, stay tuned to this storystream.

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Mardy Fish Advances With Straight-Set Victory At US Open

American Mardy Fish has advanced to the fourth round of the 2011 U.S. Open with a straight set win over Kevin Anderson of South Africa at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Fish, the No. 8 seed, had his hands full with the 34th-ranked Anderson, needing over three hours and a pair of tiebreakers to win 6-4, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3), his third straight-set victory of the tournament. Fish will take on the winner of the match between Spain's Fernando Verdasco and No. 11 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.

Also advancing on Saturday were No. 3 Roger Federer (over Marin Cilic), No. 20 Janko Tipsarevic (over No. 9 Tomas Berdych, who retired in the second set), No. 22 Alexandr Dolgopolov (over Ivo Karlovic), Juan Monaco (over Tommy Haas), and Juan Carlos Ferrero, who advanced when No. 31 Marcel Granollers of Spain retired in the second set.

On the woman's side, No. 4 Serena Williams upset fourth-seed Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, while No. 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki advanced with a straight set win over American Vania King.

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Roger Federer Downs Marin Cilic At US Open; Caroline Wozniacki Advances

Roger Federer is through to the fourth round of the 2011 US Open after taking care of Marin Cilic in four sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Federer was tested on Saturday, at least when compared to his first two matches of the tournament, which each lasted just three sets and were convincing wins.

In other action, Caroline Wozniacki easily took care of Vania King in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Wozniacki has played the minimum at the US Open thus far, downing all three of her opponents in a grand total of six sets, none of which were particularly close.

Francesca Schiavone was pushed to the brink in her third round match before finally putting away Chanelle Scheepers, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. Schiavone battled back after dropping the first set and being pushed to a tiebreaker in the second to finish strong and take the fourth set in much more convincing action.

Mardy Fish is currently in action, leading his match, 6-4, 4-3 in the second set. Novak Djokovic takes the court later for a matchup with Nikolay Davydenko.

For more on the US Open, head over to our tennis hub. Be sure to stay with our US Open StoryStream for the latest on Saturday's matchups.

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U.S. Open 2011 Schedule For Saturday: Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki Headline Round 3 Action

The 2011 U.S. Open continues third round play on Saturday. Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki, the No. 1 seeds, are scheduled to play.

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