Nishikori takes revenge on Cilic

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But Cilic came back in the fourth set to keep himself in contention and take the match to a final and decisive fifth set that would see the pair play for over four hours.

"I definitely left it all out there today and pulled up a bit short".

The 29-year-old, who had knocked out world number two and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki in the second round, hit 31 unforced errors and won just seven points off the Japanese star's serve.

It was just the latest in what's been a dominant run for Osaka.

Millman, who stunned five-time champion Roger Federer in the fourth round, kept Djokovic running - and was kept running himself - for 2 hours 49 minutes on another hot, humid night on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Osaka will face either 14th-seeded Madison Keys or No. 30 Carla Suarez Navarro in the first major semifinal appearance for a Japanese woman since Date reached the final four at Wimbledon in 1996.

The 20-year-old trounced Lesia Tsurenko 6-1 6-1 to become the first Japanese woman since Kimiko Date at Wimbledon in 22 years to advance to the last four of a grand slam.

Kei Nishikori advanced to the U.S. Open semi-finals on Wednesday with a grinding 2-6 6-4 7-6 (5) 4-6-6-4 win over Marin Cilic, gaining a small measure of revenge on the man who crushed his grand slam dream in the 2014 final.

Kei Nishikori is headed to the US Open semifinal following a dramatic upset victory over Marin Cilic on Wednesday. I was up 4-1 and he came back.

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"It really means a lot to get to the semis", said Osaka whose post-match, on-court interview endeared her further to a growing legion of fans.

Osaka, who lived in her native Japan until she was 3, started playing tennis in NY after her father saw the Williams sisters playing at the French Open in 1999 and chose to teach his daughters.

"I'm working very hard, and we are all in the team, to make sure that Naomi one day might own the court like Serena", Bajin said. "Especially after coming from injury", he said, "I think I'm enjoying this challenge".

Naomi Osaka made the semifinals with a win over Lesia Tsurenko.

He had two game points for a 5-2 lead but a double fault and a backhand wide opened the door for Cilic, who stormed through, shouting "Got it!" when he secured the break to narrow the gap to 4-3.

The Californian has dropped just a single set so far at the 2018 edition of the United States slam, to Aleksandra Krunic in the third round, and has a 2-0 edge against her upcoming Japanese opponent. I feel it is a big chance for her.

Osaka had consecutive 50-minute matches earlier in the tournament, including a 6-0, 6-0 thrashing of Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the third round.

Keys said she will look to home support on Thursday when she resumes her rivalry with Osaka.

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