Gunning for glory

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Defending champion Rafael Nadal had a rough start in his round 1 match against Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev but recovered to beat him 6-3 7-6 7-5.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal had a rough start in his round 1 match against Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev but recovered to beat him 6-3 7-6 7-5.

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Top seed Novak Djokovic started his US Open campaign with a walk over from Conor Niland, who gave up after falling sick in their round 1 match.

Top seed Novak Djokovic started his US Open campaign with a walk over from Conor Niland, who gave up after falling sick in their round 1 match.

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Nadal eased through round 2 when Nicolas Mahut retired from the match at two sets down.

Nadal eased through round 2 when Nicolas Mahut retired from the match at two sets down.

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Defending champion Rafael Nadal routed former US Open winner Andy Roddick 6-2 6-1 6-3 to make it to the semis.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal routed former US Open winner Andy Roddick 6-2 6-1 6-3 to make it to the semis.

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After struggling a bit against Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic captured the three hour, 51 minute match by defeating the former world No 1, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, in the semifinal to book his final seat.

After struggling a bit against Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic captured the three hour, 51 minute match by defeating the former world No 1, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, in the semifinal to book his final seat.

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Novak Djokovic hugged it out with Davis Cup teammate Janko Tipsarevic after Tipsarevic withdrew in the 4th set in their US Open quarterfinal match, making way for Djokovic's semis clash with Federer.

Novak Djokovic hugged it out with Davis Cup teammate Janko Tipsarevic after Tipsarevic withdrew in the 4th set in their US Open quarterfinal match, making way for Djokovic's semis clash with Federer.

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Nadal kept his title defence on track with a 7-6 6-1 6-2 victory over Luxembourg's Gilles Muller in round 4.

Nadal kept his title defence on track with a 7-6 6-1 6-2 victory over Luxembourg's Gilles Muller in round 4.

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Rafa reached last 16 after a 7-6 (7/5), 6-1, 7-5 victory over close friend David Nalbandian.

Rafa reached last 16 after a 7-6 (7/5), 6-1, 7-5 victory over close friend David Nalbandian.

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Djoker did a jig on the court to celebrate his straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2, win over Nikolay Davydenko for his clash in round 4.

Djoker did a jig on the court to celebrate his straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2, win over Nikolay Davydenko for his clash in round 4.

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Djokovic was at his lethal best in round 2 match against Carlos Berlocq of Argentina and defeated him 6-0, 6-0, 6-2.

Djokovic was at his lethal best in round 2 match against Carlos Berlocq of Argentina and defeated him 6-0, 6-0, 6-2.

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