Racket-smashing Djokovic reaches Cincinnati semifinals vs Cilic

Racket-smashing Djokovic reaches Cincinnati semifinals vs Cilic

Still, Djokovic earned another break in game eight with an fantastic forehand down the line victor and the win was in his hands after another forehand victor in the following game, propelling himself into the sixth final here and the first at Masters 1000 events since Rome 2017. He got a different racket and started playing better.

When the courts were dried, Amanda Anisimova beat qualifier Petra Martic 6-4, 6-3 in a match suspended overnight.

Several days of rain turned the quarterfinals into an endurance test.

"I have learned that I don't have to give up, because anything can happen", she said.

For the night owls later on, Federer takes a 6-1 head to head lead into his match, although as with Cilic, the losing player, this time Goffin, won their last meeting.

His record in OH is mixed, having won all five previous semi-finals, he has gone on to lose all five finals that he has reached, three of those against Federer whom he could line up against on Sunday evening. We were not the only ones (dealing with interruptions), but it just makes it harder, because you're warming up, you're cooling down.

He'll face Marin Cilic, who also won twice Friday to reach the semifinals.

After rain wreaked havoc on Friday, Federer's Round of 16 match with Leonardo Mayer was pushed back a day.

Halep has faced the most challenges from the rain, with one match suspended overnight Wednesday and then her third-round match held over for a day as well.

Former champion Cilic made his way to the semi-finals with a 7-6 (5) 3-6 6-4 third-round win over Russia's Karen Khachanov before toppling Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 7-6 (7) 6-4.

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"Waiting around all day and hardly seeing any tennis obviously is never fun for the tournament and the fans", Federer said.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia gestures after breaking Milos Roanic of Canada in the third set during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. "That's very different, playing two matches in one day". Rain returned shortly after Halep left the court, delaying play again and creating chaos with the schedule.

"I didn't know if it meant the end of the night or that we would come back".

The Serb, seeded 10th, will play the victor of Saturday's second semi-final between Roger Federer and David Goffin.

Only a couple of hours later, Djokovic stopped Milos Raonic 7-5 4-6 6-3, improving his career record to a flawless 9-0 against the Canadian.

Halep had been due to play her third-round match on Thursday against another Australian, Ashleigh Barty, but that has been postponed until Friday. "I will not complain, but it was a tough day".

Top-ranked Simona Halep played later Saturday against Aryna Sabalenka, trying to reach the finals for the third time.

Double Wimbledon victor Petra Kvitova reached the final four over Belgian Elise Mertens 7-5, 5-7, 6-3.

Fresh off her second Rogers Cup title, Halep arrived in Cincinnati looking to extend her momentum toward the U.S. Open.

She will face Kiki Bertens after the Dutchwoman defeated Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3.

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