Photos from Flushing Meadows: Day 11

Friday, September 06, 2013 /by

“I can’t look. What are they doing?”

“It's...hard to describe.”

(Photos by Anita Aguilar)


Each day during the U.S. Open, we'll publish a photo gallery of on-site images from Anita Aguilar. Steve Tignor will provide the captions, but he's also looking for your best work. Can you beat his caption of the above photo? Write yours in the comments below, or email Steve at stignor@tennismagazine.com, and he'll announce the winner in tomorrow's gallery.


NEW YORK—Cool weather, that summer rarity, has descended on the Big Apple for the moment. Even more surprising were the results from Thursday. The Bryan brothers had their quest for the Grand Slam stopped in the semifinals, and Stan Wawrinka wiped the court with defending champion Andy Murray. A look back in photos:

Radek Stepanek and Leander Paes went for a low-five, rather than a chest bump here. 

It got the job done, as they beat the Bryans in three sets.

While the bros went down to defeat, the sisters rolled on. Serena and Venus Williams beat top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.

And then they started signing things.

Talk about overcoming a Fedipal complex: The first time in 10 years that Roger Federer loses before the semis at the U.S. Open is also the first time that his younger countryman, Stan Wawrinka, makes a Slam semi. Stan battered his way past Andy Murray yesterday.

Murray was playing catch-up all day. He never made it.

But Muzz did show off the variety in his movements. Here he could be a dancer with a racquet...

...and here his shadow looks like it's impersonating the Heisman trophy.

The afternoon light only revealed the pain in Murray’s face.

Wawrinka has rarely been better; now he gets Novak Djokovic in the semis. Their last match, at the Australian Open, may have been the best of the year so far.

A chastened Murray beat a hasty retreat to the press room, and then to the airport. By the wee hours of the next morning, he was in London.

The wheelchair competition is under way. Here the men’s top seed, Japan’s Shingo Kunieda, finishes high for a forehand.

Kunieda won his first-round match over Gustavo Fernandez (above) of Argentina.

Jason Biggs, in an evening exhibition, wants to hear it from the crowd in Ashe. He didn’t.

On the other side of the net, Chris Evert, proved that the form and strokes of old tennis pros live forever. 

Rainn Wilson, dressed like a cross between John McEnroe and Richie Tenenbaum, does something that even Mac never dared, taking a ball kid to the ground.

Dying Swan? No, it’s a living Djoker. Novak advanced to his 14th straight Grand Slam semifinal.

Mikhail Youzhny's fine form...

...wasn’t enough...

...to seriously threaten Djokovic.

Excited Novak Djokovic is excited.

Novak in full hard-court slide. How does his foot withstand the pressure? The top seed looks good, but he’ll have his hands full the rest of the way.


Caption Contest:

“Channeling Jimi Henrix: ‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky.’”

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