Nadal Dumps Raonic In Three



[2] Serena Williams (USA) defeated [9] Johanna Konta (GBR) 6-2, 6-3.  Her victory now makes it three American players in the semifinals (the first time since the 2002 US Open); thus, guaranteeing at least one American will be in the final.  Of course we are hoping that there will be two Americans competing for the title on Saturday.

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) defeated [5] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to get to her second Major semifinal, her first since 1999.


[9] Rafael Nadal (ESP) defeated [3] Milos Raonic (CAN) 6-4, 7-6(7), 6-4 to get to his first Major semifinal since 2014.  He still has to get by Dimitrov in the semifinals and fresh in Nadal’s mind will be memories of his only loss to the Bulgarian late last season in Beijing.  Thus, Nadal knows this will be another battle since Dimitrov looks like he has rediscovered his top ten form of 2014. Can we get the dream final of Nadal versus Federer?  Why not?  This seems to be the tournament where the veterans are turning back the clock.


[15] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) def. [11] David Goffin (BEL) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

[1] Herbert/Mahut (FRA) lost to Polmans/Whittington (AUS) 6-7(2), 6-2, 4-6

[4] Kontinen/Peers (FIN/AUS)  def. Groth/Guccione (AUS) in progress 7-5, 6-3

Spears/Cabal (USA/COL) def. Krajicek/Klaasen (NED/RSA) 6-4, 6-3

[2] Mirza/Dodig (IND/CRO) def. Dabrowski/Bopanna (CAN/IND) 6-4, 3-6, 12-10



[1] Garcia/Mladenovic (FRA) lost to [12] Hlavackova/Peng (CZE/CHN) 6-7(4), 2-6

[2] Mattek-Sands/Safarova (USA/CZE) avoided the upset bug and defeated Hozumi/Kato (JPN) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.  They are into their fourth Major final.

Both the French number one seeded teams in women and men’s doubles fell on the same day.  That was a surprise for the men; however, not unexpected for the women, whose opponents were ranked number 12 and quite a tough team.




  1. We all had our doubts about both Serena and Rafa…that they would get thru to the semis. However, they quickly disspelled our fears. Both players came out firing on all cylinders…and…for a change…they never let up. What awesome performances by the 30+ champs!!

  2. What do you know…my two favorite players doing exactly what I knew they would. They came out strong and maintained throughout the match. I had all the confidence that they would be victorious. Keep going strong.

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