Liverpool star leads Twitter tributes as Nishikori & Cilic reach US Open final
Andy Roddick and Dejan Lovren are among the tweeters as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are stunned at US Open
Kei Nishikori stunned world number one Novak Djokovic after being the Serbian in a four-set thriller to set up a surprise US Open final against Marin Cilic.
The Japan 10th seed won 6-4 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 before Croatian Cilic completed a big day of upsets at Flushing Meadows with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 over 17-time Major winner Roger Federer.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals and celebrity tennis fans to a fascinating day of US Open action on Saturday.
Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) is stunned by the shock result: “It’s sayonara Djokovic as the first Japanese male player Nishikori gets into the final of the US open”
— Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) September 6, 2014
Former Australian tennis player Darren Cahill (@darren_cahill) tweets a fantastic stat: “Not sure (?) but I think the last time a Grand Slam final did not feature either Nadal, Murray, Federer or Djokovic was 2005 Australian Open”
Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone (@Huddz8) confirms that the big three have finally been caught: “Just seen this ——The last Grand Slam final that didn’t involve Federer, Nadal or Djokovic was the Australian Open 2005. #tennis #usopen”
Meanwhile, tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) looks back ruefully at a photo posted by Serena Williams earlier this summer: “#Repost from @serenawilliams — The hat says it all ohh yeah!! can’t wait!!”
2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick (@andyroddick) is shocked by the big upsets: “Wow”
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren (@DejanLovrenLFC6) is thrilled for his fellow Croatian: “Bravo @cilic_marin !! Good luck in the finals, we are with you! #USOpen2014”
Djokovic’s coach Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) vows the world number one will be back: “Djokernole will be coming back !!!”
Patrick McEnroe (@PatrickMcEnroe) claims to have seen this final match-up coming: “Oh I had this final in my @usopen bracket didn’t you?”