With the US Open set to begin on Monday, defending champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic says his left wrist is not in an "ideal state" -- which could open things up for Wimbledon champ and Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray to continue his late-season roll. Djokovic is right-handed, but the wrist injury impacts him when he slugs his two-handed backhand. "Well, the wrist hasn't been in ideal start for the last three and a half weeks, but I'm doing everything in my power with obviously the medical team to make sure that I'm as close to 100 percent as possible during the course of this tournament, at least for the beginning of it," said Djokovic, who withdrew from the recent ATP Masters Series event in Cincinnati because of the injury. Asked if he was dealing with tendonitis in the wrist, Djokovic said no, but added he wasn't certain what to call it.
Top seed Richard Gasquet suffered a surprise 7-5 6-3 loss to an unsung John Millman in the quarter-finals of the Winston-Salem Open on Thursday. Millman, ranked 81st in the world, broke Gasquet five times in the match to reach his first career ATP semi-final. "Gasquet is a top player.
Aug 25 (Gracenote) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Wednesday 9-Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat 6-Sam Querrey (U.S.) 6-2 7-6(5) 2-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat 14-Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) 4-6