US Open 2012 Live Blog: Novak Djokovic vs. Juan Martin del Potro Scores and Updates

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Sep 06, 2012 08:14 PM EDT
Djokovic Wins
Novak Djokovic cruised past Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3 to set up a quarterfinal clash with Tommy Haas at the Shanghai Masters(Photo : Adam Hunger / Reuters) "

DJKOVIC WINS IN THREE SETS 6-2,7-6, 6-4 

11:23 Juan Martin Del Potro cannot handle backhand from Djokovic. NOVAK DJOKOVIC WINS AND ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS

11:22 Djokovic with beautiful backhand up the line. one point away

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11:21 Djokovic patiently takes his time to serve. Djokovic backhand down the line called out. 30-30. 

11:19 Del Potro cannot handle backhand from Djokovic. 30-0 Two points away. DEL POTRO RETURNS A VOLLEY FROM DJOKOVIC AS IT WAS DIVING AWAY FROM HIM! Gets ball passed Djokovic. Celebrates on sidelines with fans. Djokovic claps for effort. Fans "ole" cheers. Umpire continues to try to get them to calm down.

11:18 15-0. Djokovic three points away from Semis

11:16 Djokovic serves for match. Fans give players great cheer. 

GAME DEL POTRO! 5-4 Djokovic to serve

11:15 40-0 Del Potro after Djokovic cannot return serve. 

11:14 Del Potro wins first point of game... Djokovic answers back. Del Potro challenges call. BALL OUT! 30-0 Del Potro

DEL POTRO SERVES

11:13 Djokovic with a backhand down the line. 5-3 LEAD IN THIRD SET

11:12 Beautiful exchange from both players. Del Potro could not get racket on ball. 30-0 Djokovic... Del Potro long on return 40-0

11:10 Djokovic 15-0 after Del Potro gets another unforced error

4-3 Djokovic leads!

11:08 Djokovic attacks net. 30-40 Del Potro. DEL POTRO HOLDS

11:07 Djokovic wide on return 30-15 del Potro

11:06 Djokovic takes 15-15 lead. Del potro then sends smash right at Djokovic. 15-15.

DEL POTRO TO SERVE

11:04 Djokovic down the line LEADS 4-2 in third set. 

11:03 Del potro losses another long rally. 30-30. Djokovic takes lead 40-30

11:02 Del Potro gets forehand right of post. Djokovic too long on left backhand... Djokovic with ACE! 30-15

11:01 Djokovic too strong on first point. Moves Del Potro left with serves. Sends forehand screaming down the right line. 15-0.

DJOKOVIC ABOUT TO SERVE

GAME DEL POTRO! 3-2 Djokovic leads. Break coming up for players.

10:58 Del Potro rallies back! Has ADV. 

10:55 Del Potro cannot return Djokovic. Del Potro does not even move 15-40. Double-break point for Djokovic. 

15-15 after Del Potro ACE!

DEL POTRO TO SERVE!

10:53 GAME DJOKOVIC! 3-1 DJOKOVIC massive forehand as he was fading away from court. 

10:52 Announcers discontent with Del Potro's decicion to hit drop shot. 40-40 deuce. ADV Djokovic Del Potro cannot handle serve. 

10:50  absolutely heavy serve from Djokovic. Del Potro cannot handle 30-30... Del Potro with forearm down the line! 30-40 Del Potro up

10:49 Del Potro right in front of net. Whacks ball into net. 15-30

10:47  Djokovic serving.... Long shot from Djokovic. 0-15. 0-30 as Djokovic bangs ball into net. 

10:45 Beautiful return from Djokovic... Djokovic long on return. Del potro holds 2-1 DJOKOVIC leads

10:43 Booming serve from Del Potro. 15-0. 2 more points for del potro

DEL POTRO SERVING!

DJOKOVIC UP 2-0 in third set

10:42 POWERFUL BACKHAND FROM DJOKOVIC FOR GAME WINNER 

10:41 Deuce again. ADV Djokovic after hammering forehand

10:39 40-40 Deuce. ADV Djokovic after ACE! Del Potro Challenge.... ADV Djokovic after Del Potro loses challenge

10:37 15-30 Del Potro.... Smacks ball into net. 30-30. Djokovic wide right with backhand 30-40 Djokovic looks like he's in pain

10:36 Del Potro long with return 15-15

10:35 Djokovic with sad volley that hits off net. 0-15

10:34 Djokovic gets two straight points. Up 1-0. DJOKOVIC TO SERVE

10:32 Deuce 

ADV del Potro Djokovic stretching

10:31 40-30 after Djokovic beams ball back into net. 40-40 DEUCE

10:30 Djokovic off balance return 30-all. ACE... DJOKOVIC CHALLENGE... Djokovic wins. 

10:29 Djokovic with short forehand. 15-10 Del Potro off balance shot 15-30 Djokovic leads

10:28 Double Fault by del Potro 0-15 Djokovic up 

THIRD SET BEGINS!

10:26 Del Potro entering court again. Dry shirt and dufflebag on him. Umpire asks fans to return to seat. DEL POTRO TO SET. 

Del Potro went into locker room to change. Djokovic drinking water and changing attire as well. Mr. Saxobeat playing on sound system. 

10:21 DJOKOVIC REACHES OUT SENDS SCREAMER DOWN THE LINE! 7-3 takes second set. UP 2-0 in match.

10:19 Both players scrambling around court! Backhands exchanged. Volley's exchanged. Del Potro hustles to back of court. Gets ball in play. Djokovic returns volley. Del Potro finally hits ball out. 6-3 Djokovic. standing ovation from the crowd. Del potro to serve

10:18 Beautiful serve from Djokovic. Del Potro somehow returns. Djokovic smash. 5-3 Djokovic leads. Djokovic to serve

10:17 Long return. Djokovic challenges call. Del Potro praying he can get a call on his favor. BALL OUT! Djokovic gets point. 4-3 

10:15 3-3 after Djokovic return goes out of bounds. Djokovic goes to side for a drink. Del potro stil wearing sweaty red Nike shirt. Due to heavy sweat, looks like it is made out of pleather.

10:14 Djokovic serves... Up 3-2 as Del Potro goes wide right

10:13 Del Potro turned around from Djokovic return... 2-1 Del Potr. Djokovic with ACE! 2-2

10:12 DEL POTRO  serves too strong for Djokovic. 2-0 Del Potro

Djokovic serves.... Too long after brief exchange 1-0 DEL POTRO

BACK! DEL POTRO TAKES previous DEUCE 6-6 TIEBREAK!

----Excuse for the delay... experiencing technical difficulties at moment----

10:06 Del potro with forehand DEUCE once again.

12 minute game so far.

10:04 Del potro with adv... Deuce.... ADV. Djokovic

10:03 Long forehand from del Potro ADV Djokovic........ Djokovic cannot get ball over net. DEUCE

10:01 Adv. Del Potro... Once again deuce

10PM Del Potro smacks backhand right into net DEUCE.... 24 Unforced errors for del Potro 14 for Djokovic

9:59 Out of bounds by Djokovic ADV. Del Potro

9:58 Long forehand from Del Potro.... De-uce

9:57 Djokovic rallies back 30-30, Del Potro aces for 40-30 lead

9:55 Del Potro continues to play net well. 30-0. 

9:54 Djokovic with sliding stop! Del Potro does not take chances, smashes ball for point

Del Potro to serve

9:51 DJOKOVIC CHALLENGES CALL ON SERVE BALL IN BY A MILIMETER!!!! Wins game. Up 6-5 

9:50 30-15 Djokovic.... Djokovic now up 40-15. 

9:49 Djokovic quickly up 30-0. Last point earned with shot down the line

*FANS ARE COMPLETELY INTO THIS MATCH* OOH's and AAAH's after every hit.

9:48 Djokovic returning EVERYTHING! Wins game 5-5! DJOKOVIC SERVES

9:46 30-30 Djokovic is backed up in own side. 30-40 Djokovic

9:44 Djokovic with flying return after sending Del Potro to corner. Del Potro returns right to Djokovic's body. Djokovic hits it to net. 30-15 

9:42 Djokovic wins challenge! Ball in by half a centimeter. .... 15-15 after Del Potro gets next point.

9:41 Del POTRO MISSES GREAT OPPORTUNITY AFTER RUNNING TO NET! Had the point... 0-15 Djokovic

9:40 DEL POTRO TO SERVE

9:39 -------------Players cool off------------------- (Pitbull ft. Neyo playing in background)

9:38 GAME DJOKOVIC 5-4 del potro leads

9:37 Djokovic long on return 15-30

9:36 Djokovic up 30-0 immediately... ****Gets $1 million incentive if he wins U.S. Open

DEL POTRO LEADS 5-3 in second set

9:35 130 MPH SERVE FROM DEL POTRO! 40-30 DEL POTRO GETS BOUNCE! Off the net for game

9:34 Del Potro with crazy serve. Djokovic somehow returns, regains balance. Del Potro with shot right at Djokovic body. Djokovic hits ball to net. 30-30

9:34 15-30 Unforced error by Del Potro

9:33 Djokovic with booming forehand down the line 15-15

Del Potro serves----- already up 15-0

9:30 GAME DJOKOVIC 4-3 del potro leads in second set

9:29  Ace Djokovic. 15-0. Del Potro offbalance return 30-0. 40-0 after same result. DEL POTRO CANNOT HANDLE SERVES

GAME DEL POTRO LEADS 4-2 in second set

9:27 DEUCE! ....ADV Del Potro after Djokovic mishandles serve. Forehand from Del Potro 4-2

9:26 30-30 del Potro too strong on forehand...... Double-Fault! 30-40

9:25 ACE! Del potro #6 of match. 30-15

9:24 15-15 weak forehand goes to net from Del Potro

9:23 Serve not handled well by Djokovic 15-0 Del Potro

9:23 players back on court

DEL POTRO TO SERVE

9:21 GAME DJOKOVIC----- 3-2 del Potro leads in 2nd serve

9:20 40-0 another weak backhand from del Potro

9:20 Del Potro CHALLENGES..... loses challenge 30-0 Djokovic

9:19 Del Potro with weak forehand right to net. 15-0 Djokovic

DJOKOVIC to SERVE

GAME DEL POTRO! Up 3-1 in second set.

9:18 40-30 on double fault by del Potro

9:17 40-15 after Djokovic offbalance forearm goes into net

9:16 30-15 after booming ace!

9:15 Beautiful drop shot from Del Potro. Djokovic returns! Del Potro chases! Gets point! ...Motions for crowd to cheer. 15-all. 

9:13 Del Potro to serve... 0-15 Djokovic with cross court forehand

GAME DJOKOVIC! 2-1 in second set

9:11 Djokovic regains lead after Del potro unforced error! 40-30 

9:10 Djokovic with amazing return as del Potro had him off court. Then he goes long on forehand return 30-30

9:09 Djokovic wins first point in second set. 15-30

DJOKOVIC SERVING--- 0-15. 0-30 after long forehand from Djokovic. Del Potro has won 10 games in a row.

ACE DEL POTRO leads 2-0

9:06 Del Potro has won 8 of last 11 points. 40-0 after forehand

9:05 Djokovic tries volley, then long after del Potro return. Del Potro serving 15-0. Del Potro with booming cross court forehand 30-0

DJOKOVIC DOUBLE-FAULT. Del Potro 1-0 in second set

9:03 Beautiful return from DEL POTRO! Cross court by Del Potro for 0-40 lead

9:02 Djokovic loads up on single handed forehand sends ball to net. 0-30

9:01 Djokovic long on forehand 0-15

9 PM DJOKOVIC TO SERVE

-----players resting as they break before second set--------------

DJOKOVIC TAKES FIRST SET 6-2 after beautiful volley del potro gave up on 

8:57 del Potro down the line. Challenges out ruling. Out by inches. ADV Djokovic

8:55 Del Potro with booming ace. DEUCE

8:53 del Potro too strong down the line. Del Potro bothered by bug on court. Kills it. Picks it up with tennis racket. Blows it away. Acknowledges Djokovic. Bangs a forehand down the line 30-40. Djokovic with break point

8:52 0-30 Djokovic. Cannot convert at net. 15-30

8:51  players exchange forehands... 0-15 Djokovic

8:49 DJOKOVIC HOLDS SERVE. Leads 5-2. DEL POTRO TO SERVE

8:48 31 shots exchanged! Del Potro loses battle

8:46 backhand short from Djokovic 30-15... Forehand to net by Djokovic. 30-30

8:45 Djokovic 15-0 DJOKOVIC runs up to the net. Del Potro caught off guard. Returns ball. Djokovic volleys. Del Potro too short on return 30-0 Djokovic. 

Djokovic to SERVE

4-2 in favor of Djokovic.

8:44 Blazing forearm from Del Potro! 40-0. Djokovic long on forehand. 

8:43 15-0 del Potro. Booming serve mishandled by Djokovic. Another booming serve from del Potro. 30-0

8:42 announcers questioning del potro's approach. 

DEL POTRO TO SERVE

----DJOKOVIC LEADS FIRST SET 4-1---- players sit to take rest

8:40 In blink of an eye, 40-15 in favor of Djokovic

8:39 DJOKVOIC SERVES--- unforced error by Del Potro 15-0. 

DJOKOVIC BREAKS DEL POTRO'S SERVE---- 3-1 Djokovic

8:37 Djokovic backhand straight at net post. 15-40 

8:36 Weak and flat forehand from Del Potro goes straight to net. 0-30. 0-40 after over-hit from Del Potro on forehand

8:35 DEL POTRO SERVES--- Backhand to the net from Del Potro. 0-15 

8:34 Players back on court

DJOKOVIC HOLDS. Leads 2-1 in first SET.

8:31 Backhand down the line by Djokovic. 30-15. Forehand by Djokovic at the net! 40-15 

8:30 double fault by Djokovic. 0-15. Del Potro hits ball right at net. 15-15

DJOKOVIC SERVES

8:29 Del Potro ties set 1-1.

8:27 Del Potro had ADV. After unforced error deuce once again. 

8:25 Unforced error by del Potro 40-30. Djokovic with forehand down the line Deuce

8:24 Ace for del Potro. 30-15. Another Ace for del Potro 40-15. 

8:23 Players exchange long rally. Del Potro with a smash 15-15

8:22 Juan Martin del Potro serves. Djokovic punishing forehands. 0-15

8:21 Djokovic takes first game. 1-0 lead in first set.

8:19 Djokovic with backhand volley 30-15.

8:18 Del Potro has won serve. 15-15 as Djokovic serves

-------------------WELCOME TO THE LIVE BLOG del Potro vs. Djokovic--------------------

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro are warming up as we speak as they will face each other in the 2012 U.S. Open quarterfinals. Djokovic,is the No. 2 ranked player and is playing against del potro, the No. 7 ranked player in the world.

On Wednesday, the competition lightened up for both players as Roger Federer was eliminated from the competition. Yesterday, it was a very emotional day for del Potro as he defeated Andy Roddick. With the victory, he eliminated Roddick from the U.S. Open, but also, he made sure Roddick went into retirement after the defeat.  

Novak Djokovic will try to have better luck than Roddick as he attempts to make the 2012 Men's Singles semifinals. He already lost to del Potro in the 2012 London Olympics and went home medal-less as he lost the bronze medal match.

Del Potro is after his first Grand Slam title since 2009 when he won the U.S. Open. Djokovic is the defending 2011 champion. 

Del Potro has not breezed by the tournament as easily. He defeated Florent Serra in three sets, Ryan Harrison in four, Leonardy Mayer in three and it took him four sets to defeat Roddick.Djokovic defeated Paolo Lorenzi, Rogerio Dutra Silva, Julien Benneteau (31) and Stanislas Wawrinka (18) in three straight sets so far in the 2012 U.S. Open. 

Scroll up for the most recent scores and updates from the match and refresh the page.

The winner will advance to the semifinals at the U.S. Open and face David Ferrer.

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