NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: David Ferrer of Spain celebrates a point against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia during their men's singles quarterfinal match Day Eleven of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

U.S. Open 2012: David Ferrer, Novak Djokovic Earn Semifinal Berths

David Ferrer won a marathon, five-set match against Janko Tipsarevic to open the action on Day 11 at the U.S. Open. He'll meet Novak Djokovic in the semifinals

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U.S. Open 2012 Bracket: Semifinals Set For Men, Women

Friday's action at the U.S. Open tennis tournament features the women's semifinals and men's doubles final.

In the women's singles semifinals, it's top-seeded Viktoria Azarenka vs. No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova at 1:45 p.m. ET, and No. 4 seed American Serena Williams against the surprise semifinalist, 10th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy at 3:45 p.m. ET. Both of those matches will air on CBS.

Preceding the semifinals will be the No. 2-seed Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, playing for the men's doubles title against Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek at Noon, also on CBS.

Saturday's daytime action begins at Noon on CBS and is devoted to the men's semifinals, as Andy Murray tries to follow up his Olympic gold medal with a Grand Slam title. Murray has two more matches to win, and faces upset winner Tomas Berdych in the three-seed vs. six-seed match.

The other semifinal was set Thursday when No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic and No. 4 seed David Ferrer won their respective quarterfinal matches. Ferrer needed five sets and 4 hours, 41 minutes to move on.

The night session is the women's final, which is on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

On Sunday, the men's final takes place at 4 p.m. ET on CBS.

Fans can view the brackets here.

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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Results: Djokovic, Ferrer Gain Semifinal Berths Thursday

A classic showdown between No. 4 David Ferrer and No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic in a quarterfinal meeting dramatically highlighted Thursday's action from the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

After a back-and-forth battle, a fifth-set tiebreaker was required to decide the match, with the Spaniard Ferrer outlasting Tipsarevic, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) to reach the semifinals at the year's final major tournament.

No. 2 Novak Djokovic joined fourth-ranked Ferrer in the semis with a straight-set victory over No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro during the night session, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.

In doubles action, the unranked duo of Russian Ekaterina Makarova and Brazilian Bruno Soares teamed up to capture the mixed doubles title at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, downing No. 4 Kveta Peschke and Marcin Matkowski.

The men's and women's doubles finals were also set on Thursday with No. 2 Bob and Mike Bryan set to take on No. 5 Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek. The Italian duo of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, ranked second, will take on No. 3 Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic after both duos were victorious on Thursday.

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U.S. Open 2012 Tennis Scores: Novak Djokovic Reaches Fifth Straight Open Semifinal

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro went back and forth Thursday night, battling in a U.S. Open quarterfinal to remember under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium, but at the end of each set, it was the second-ranked Djokovic who made all the right moves, topping the seventh-ranked del Potro in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.

After Djokovic easily captured the first set, the match's second set proved to be a thrilling showdown between the two that included a 12th game that took nearly 20 minutes. After del Potro finally forced a second-set tiebreaker, Djokovic again put his foot down, cruising through the tiebreaker 7-3.

Down two sets and somewhat undone by losing the 84-minute epic of a set, del Potro pushed to muster a comeback in the third, but the defending champion Djokovic closed out the victory.

With his triumph, Djokovic makes his way back to the semifinals at the U.S. Open, his fifth straight year reaching at least the final four in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: David Ferrer Outlasts Tipsarevic In Classic

Spain's David Ferrer outlasted the stingy Janko Tipsarevic on Thursday in a five-set match that ranks among the best back-and-forth contests of the 2012 U.S. Open.

The No. 4 seed Ferrer won 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) against No. 8 Tipsarevic at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., as the Serbian injured himself down the stretch of a four-hour, 31-minute classic.

Ferrer got the best of Tipsarevic in the first set as the the Serbian struggled to place his serves. Only 52 percent of Tipsarevic's first serves were in play and he went just 5-of-12 on them, in contrast to Ferrer's 14 first-serve points won.

But Tipsarevic wasn't done, winning a hard-fought, 65-minute second set despite Ferrer notching eight aces in that set alone. He took the third set in almost half the time, winning 11 of the 13 points on which he got his first serve in and attacking at the net with eight net points won.

Ferrer found himself in the fourth, though, and Tipsarevic got himself into trouble during the 79-minute fifth set. Chasing one ball after finding himself up 4-1, he slipped and fell on the court in what appeared to be a leg injury. He continued on a bit, and took a medical timeout before returning, looking a bit rejuvenated.

The intense match ended, properly, with a tiebreaker, where Ferrer's unwavering energy eventually ended with a victory. He will face the winner of No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic and No. 7 seed Juan Martin del Potro in the 2012 U.S. Open semifinals.

Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray have already advanced to the semifinal round.

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2012 U.S. Open Scores: Ekaterina Makarova, Bruno Soares Capture Mixed Doubles Championship

Ekaterina Makarova of Russia and Bruno Soares of Brazil won the mixed doubles championship at the 2012 U.S. Open on Thursday afternoon, when the pair defeated Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic and Marcin Matkowski of Poland in a super tiebreak, 7(10) - 6(8), 6-1, 1(12) - 0(10).

The team of Makarova and Soares managed two aces and one double fault compared to the four aces and three double faults by Peschke and Matkowski. Markarova and Soares also registered 27 winners to their opponents' 23, while both sides ended the match with 10 unforced errors apiece.

Makarova entered in the women's doubles tournament as well, but was eliminated with her partner Elena Vesnina in the third round. Soares also advanced deep into the men's doubles, but was eliminated in the quarterfinal round with teammate Alexander Peya.

For a complete list of schedule and scores, head over to the U.S. Open's official website.

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U.S. Open 2012 Schedule And TV Coverage: Novak Djokovic Headlines Thursday

The 2012 U.S. Open will continue Thursday with a pair of men's quarterfinal matches at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Second-seeded Novak Djokovic will headline as he takes on No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro to end the day on the main court.

Djokovic will be looking to advance to his sixth straight U.S. Open semifinal. Del Potro won the tournament in 2009, but has not reached this far since then. He ended the career of U.S. tennis star Andy Roddick in a rain-delayed four-set victory on Wednesday.

Del Potro and Djokovic will play after an exhibition doubles match scheduled for 7 p.m. ET that will feature John McEnroe and movie star Adam Sandler against Jim Courier and comedian Kevin James.

The mixed doubles champion will be crowned when Kveta Peschke and Marcin Matkowski face Ekaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares at noon ET.

Following the mixed doubles final will be a men's quarterfinals match between No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic and No. 4 David Ferrer. The winner will advance to the semifinals, where they will face the winner of Djokovic and del Potro.

All matches can be seen on The Tennis Channel or ESPN2. All matches can be streamed live here.

For a complete schedule and scores, head to the U.S. Open's schedule page.

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U.S. Open Tennis 2012 Results: Serena Williams Moves On And Roger Federer Falls

The women's semifinals are set, with two spots left to fill on the men's side after Wednesday at the 2012 U.S. Open. The day was one to remember, as Andy Roddick saw his career end, Serena Williams continued to roll, and Roger Federer met the earliest exit for a No. 1 in 11 years.

Roddick started the day with a rain-delayed fourth-round match against Juan Martin del Potro. The American star showed promise in the early going, winning the first set in a tiebreak. However, del Potro took control from there, capturing the match in four sets. Del Potro moves on to face Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals on Thursday night.

Djokovic advanced when his opponent, Stanislas Wawrinka, retired in the third set.

Williams followed Roddick with a dominating performance against former world-No.1 Ana Ivanovic. Serena took the match easily in straight-sets, 6-1, 6-3. She will take on Italy's Sara Errani in the semifinals.

The nightcap provided the most stunning result of the day. In a tournament that has seen the favorites dominate in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the men's No.1 could not advance beyond the quarterfinals. Federer struggled to recover from a poor start as he fell to sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych in four sets.

Berdych moves on to his first-ever U.S. Open semifinals to face No. 3 Andy Murray.

Murray was in trouble early against 12-seeded Marin Cilic in their quarterfinal match. Cilic jumped out to an early lead, taking the first set 6-3 and serving for the set up 5-1 in the second. Murray was able to battle back and break Cilic's serve before eventually taking the second set in a tiebreak. The momentum was squarely on Murray's side from there, as he went on to win in four sets.

The No. 3 on the women's side also moved into the semifinals on Wednesday. Maria Sharapova dropped the first set to France's Marion Bartoli before taking the next two to move on. Sharapova will meet top-seeded Victoria Azarenka next.

Thursday will see the men's semifinal bracket take shape, as Djokovic and del Potro will battle to face the winner of David Ferrer and Janko Tipsarevic.

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Andy Roddick Retires: Video Of His Post-Match Address

Andy Roddick, following the conclusion of his match against Juan Martin Del Potro at the 2012 U.S. Open Tennis Championship, addressed the crowd of cheering and tearful fans. Roddick announced earlier in the tournament that it would be his last, opting to retire after his U.S. Open run came to an end.

Roddick lost to Del Potro, 6-7(1), 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-4, in the Men's Round of 16 in an entertaining match that saw Roddick give it his all to extend his career for one more round. The popular American was aggressive early yet appeared to tire as the match progressed and failed to take advantage of prime opportunities in the crucial fourth set to take back control of the match.

Del Potro would state after the match how thankful he was for the respect shown by the crowd and by Roddick in what was an incredibly emotional moment for all involved. Afterward, Roddick was handed the microphone and addressed the crowd with a tearful yet thankful goodbye.

This is what he had to say:

Here's video of the ovation Roddick received following the conclusion of the match.

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