Nadal had little trouble on his way to his first U.S. Open (Getty Images) After Novak Djokovic's shot sailed wide of the boundaries, top-seeded Rafael Nadal fell to the blue hard-court in jubilation. At 24, he's had a tennis career that would make most players 10 years his senior green with envy. Nadal had little trouble on his way to his first U.S. Open
Stanford looks for its first win in South Bend in 18 years (Getty Images) The last time that Roger Federer faced Robin Soderling, he went down in defeat. This time around, the five-time champ left little to doubt. The second-seeded Federer overcame a slight challenge in the third set to dispatch the No. 5 Soderling in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in little less than two hours to reach the semis late last night at the U.S. Open.