Daily Digest: Novak Djokovic sets up US Open semi-final showdown with Kei Nishikori

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Novak Djokovic avoided suffering the same fate as Roger Federer as he overcame the never-say-die John Millman to reach the semi-finals.

Two nights after Millman’s tenacity and quality ball-striking caused Federer to wilt in the New York humidity, Djokovic battled to a 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory.

Djokovic, who next faces Kei Nishikori in a rematch of the 2014 semi-final, which he lost, said: “I was very tested. Almost three hours, it’s midnight now. Credit to John for putting up a great battle, he’s truly a great fighter. He’s had an amazing tournament.”

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As the domestic season is halted in favour of some international action, the UEFA Nations League gets its opportunity to introduce itself to fans across the globe.

There’s no doubt that it will serve up several points for discussion but here’s a look at some ahead of the fixtures.

In other news, Gareth Southgate has effectively shut the door on the old guard as the England manager prepares to make his squad even younger.

Just eight weeks after their World Cup campaign ended, the Three Lions will run out at Wembley in their UEFA Nations League opener against Spain.

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India coach Ravi Shastri said the team is hurting but will “not throw in the towel” after losing the five-Test series against England 3-1 with the final match beginning at The Oval on Friday.

England prevailed in the fourth Test at Southampton by 60 runs with India and the hosts neck and neck for much of the match.

In other news, Pakistan Cricket Board’s new chief Ehsan Mani has taken a tough stance when it comes to India, declaring that he will fight for Pakistan’s interest.

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Our man Brendon Netto delves into the drop in marquee players in the Indian Super League and how the trend has affected it.

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Daily Digest: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau named as American Ryder Cup captain's picks

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Niall here with a round-up of our top stories on Wednesday morning.

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Tiger Woods was named to the United States’ Ryder Cup team this morning as captain Jim Furyk also added Phil Mickelson and in-form Bryson DeChambeau to his line-up.

Former world number one Woods had already been assured of a trip to Paris for the September 28-30 showdown with Europe after being named as one of Furyk’s non-playing vice-captains.

However Woods’ form since his return to golf this year prompted Furyk to award him one of the four captain’s picks set aside for players who did not qualify automatically for the team.

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Kieran Trippier believes England have earned a warm Wembley welcome when they host Spain on Saturday and is eager to land a big result to keep the feel good factor going.

The Three Lions’ run to the semi-finals of the World Cup united the nation this summer, restoring public affection after several tournaments that succeeded only in eroding the side’s status.

Meanwhile, Luke Shaw revealed he almost lost his leg in the horror injury that led the Manchester United defender to consider quitting the sport.

Now, after three tough years, the rejuvenated left-back is more determined than ever to confound the doubters and reach the top.

Read what he had to say here.

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Pakistan excluded veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez from the final squad for the Asia Cup tournament, while young all-rounder Imad Wasim was axed after failing the fitness test for the second time.

Pakistan selectors decided to go with the in-form batsman Shan Masood after the opener scored 1,200-plus runs in two domestic one-day tournaments.

Elsewhere, South Africa stalwart AB de Villiers could feature in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League.

De Villiers announced his intentions of continuing to play in T20 leagues such as the IPL where he represents the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Our FPL Coach Brendon Netto helps you decide between Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

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Daily Digest: Roger Federer shocked in US Open fourth round

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The Sport360 team are here bringing you our top stories on Tuesday.

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Australia's John Millman (R) shakes hands with Switzerland's Roger Federer after defeating him during their 2018 US Open Men's Singles tennis match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 3, 2018. - Five-time champion Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open fourth round, beaten in four sets by 55th-ranked Australian John Millman. (Photo by EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ / AFP) (Photo credit should read EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

John Millman and Roger Federer embrace at the net late into Tuesday morning.

Unheralded Australian John Millman pulled off one of the all-time great tennis shocks by defeating Roger Federer to reach the US Open quarter-finals.

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Outcast at Anfield: Lazar Markovic.

Outcast at Anfield: Lazar Markovic.

Liverpool misfit Lazar Markovic has rejected suggestions his last-minute deadline day move to Anderlecht fell through because of money.

Read more, here.

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India have struggled at key junctures in Tests.

Our cricket writer Ajit Vijaykumar analyses India’s miserable record chasing in the fourth innings of a Test match.

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Stuart Appleby pays tribute to the retiring Alastair Cook as the England opener gears up for his final Test at the Oval this week.

Read his comment piece, here.

Bowing out at the top: Alastair Cook.

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