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Federer, Djokovic face hurdle to set up date with U.S. Open destiny
Federer, Djokovic face hurdle to set up date with U.S. Open destiny

— The question buzzing around the men's quest for the U.S. Open tennis title here is a two-parter. Is Roger Federer, at 33, young enough and spry enough and fit enough and still good enough to win another major; or, is Novak Djokovic still just that one notch better, as he was this summer at Wimbledon? The question, of course, is slightly premature. Federer and Djokovic still have to win one more match to get to that widely anticipated final — as widely anticipated as it was at Wimbledon, when it lived up to its billing and Djokovic won in five sets. Djokovic, seeded No. 1, will play the first semifinal on the Arthur Ashe Stadium Court on Saturday. He will go against...

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