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U.S. Open Day 4 aces and faults

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays Novak Djokovic of

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men's semifinal match at the U.S. Open on Sept. 10, 2011 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Credit: Getty Images / Henny Ray Abrams

ACE. Live music in the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center plaza.

LET. Must tennis players offer a sign of apology, the little wave of the hand to the opponent, when winning a point on a net-cord shot? It's good manners, but are they really sorry?

FAULT. Jerzy Janowicz's sky-is-falling evaluation of his tennis after the 43rd-ranked Pole lost to No. 18 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa in four sets: "Either I have an injury or I play the worst match of my life," he said, judging Friday a case of the worst match of his life.

BY THE NUMBERS

6 Players who have won the Open after saving a match point during the tournament: Novak Djokovic (2011), Andy Roddick (2003), Pete Sampras (1996), Boris Becker (1989), Martina Navratilova (1986) and Manuel Orantes (1975).

17 Age of the youngest player (Belinda Bencic) still alive in singles play, man or woman.

1.000 The career winning percentage in Open night-match history of four women entering Friday night: Maria Sharapova (17-0), Martina Navratilova (14-0), Chris Evert (7-0) and Pam Shriver (7-0).

FURTHERMORE . . .

With debate on the impending vote on Scottish independence, Andy Murray was asked about the possibility of representing Scotland in the future. "Ever since I started traveling to tournaments when I was 11 years old," Murray said, "I've always played under Great Britain." His choice in the political matter? "I'm not going into that. I'll worry about my tennis."

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