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The U.S. Open hits the half-way mark as the contenders separate themselves from the pretenders

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Spectators watch a match between Julien Benneteau, of France, and Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the third round of play at the 2012 U.S. Open, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in New York.

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Marion Bartoli of France reacts after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 1-6, 6-2, 6-0 during their match at the U.S. Open women's singles tennis tournament in New York, September 2, 2012.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves to Julien Benneteau of France during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Julien Benneteau of France hits a return to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus hits a return to Anna Tatishvili of Georgia during their match at the U.S. Open women's singles tennis tournament in New York September 2, 2012. Azarenka won 6-2, 6-2.

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Lleyton Hewitt of Australia reacts after a missed shot against David Ferrer of Spain during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Samantha Stosur, of Australia, competes against Laura Robson, of Great Britain, during their fourth round women's singles match in Arthur Ashe Stadium during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sept. 2, 2012. Stosur defeated Robson with a score of 6-4, 6-4.

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Andy Roddick of the U.S. serves to Fabio Fognini of Italy during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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David Ferrer of Spain hits a return to Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Leonardo Mayer of Argentina jumps for a smash against compatriot Juan Martin Del Potro during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Nadia Petrova, of Russia, reacts after losing a point to Maria Sharapova, of Russia, in the fourth round of play at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in New York.

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Andy Roddick of the U.S. serves to Fabio Fognini of Italy during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Laura Robson of Britain hits a return to Samantha Stosur of Australia during their women's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Lleyton Hewitt of Australia hits a return to David Ferrer of Spain during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return to Nadia Petrova of Russia during their match at the U.S. Open women's singles tennis tournament in New York, September 2, 2012.

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Argentina's Leonardo Mayer returns a shot to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro in the third round of play at the 2012 U.S. Open, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in New York.

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Leonardo Mayer of Argentina serves to compatriot Juan Martin Del Potro during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Andy Roddick returns a shot to Italy's Fabio Fognini in the third round of play at the 2012 U.S. Open, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in New York.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Julien Benneteau of France during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Andy Roddick of the U.S. gestures to his box after defeating Fabio Fognini of Italy during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Steve Johnson of the U.S. falls after missing a shot by Richard Gasquet of France during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Fabio Fognini of Italy lies on the court after falling during his men's singles match against Andy Roddick of the U.S. at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Juan Martin Del Potro covers his head after a bad shot against compatriot Leonardo Mayer during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Fabio Fognini of Italy reacts after a missed shot against Andy Roddick of the U.S. during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Andy Roddick of the U.S. sports a pair of tennis shoes featuring a Stars and Stripes design during his men's singles match against Fabio Fognini of Italy at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Lleyton Hewitt (R) of Australia congratulates David Ferrer of Spain after their men's singles match at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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Andy Roddick hugs Italy's Fabio Fognini after their match in the third round of play at the 2012 US Open, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in New York. Roddick won the match.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper watches from the gallery at the U.S. Open in New York September 2, 2012.

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