NEW YORK -- It was perhaps the most disappointing night of the US Open. Only four sets out of a possible eight were completed. If you missed any of it, here's how the evening session unfolded.
The short of it
Novak Djokovic won by the score of ...
Moving on! No. 1 Novak Djokovic advances to the semifinals after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired completing only 2 sets. pic.twitter.com/BXYW2zzIWo
- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 7, 2016
No third set?
Less than 90 minutes into the match, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired with a left knee injury. Djokovic was the beneficiary of his third retirement/walkover in five matches. As if the world No. 1 needed any help. READ STORY
Look who's back
Caroline Wozniacki's dream run continued at the US Open with virtually no pushback. The Dane won the first 10 games of her match, and it looked like we were headed for a ...
However, there would be no double-bagel. Anastasija Sevastova finally won a game, which sent the crowd into a frenzy. Three games later, Woz won 6-0, 6-2 and was into her first major semifinal in two years. READ MORE
Meet and greet between icons
The great Shaquille O'Neal showed up, and though he didn't get a full night's worth of tennis action, he got to hang with a fellow Hall of Famer.
- Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 7, 2016
In the day session, Kerber stepped it up
Wozniacki's semifinal opponent Thursday will be Angelique Kerber, who didn't start the day playing her best tennis. The world No. 2 pulled it together, though, and afterward spoke like someone ready to win the title: "I know that I can beat everybody, and this is what gives me also a lot of confidence and motivation." READ STORY
The fearless Frenchman
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the men's tournament is Gael Monfils. We're talking about the new, improved utilitarian competitor, who had little trouble Tuesday afternoon.
US Open - Gael Monfils out to prove he's more than a showman https://t.co/X89AMn8IRS
- ESPNTennis (@ESPNTennis) September 6, 2016
Out with the old
Finally, we said farewell to an iconic tennis venue on Tuesday. Louis Armstrong Stadium was originally built for the 1964 New York World's Fair. Fifty-one years later, the arena held its final event. It didn't lead to the result the American faithful hoped for, as the Bryan brothers, Mike and Bob, fell to Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in three sets. READ STORY
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- US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 6, 2016