• Novak Djokovic was expected to find himself at full stretch in his semi-final showdown with Stanislas Wawrinka
  • Richard Branson was watching on at Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • Sean Connery may have hoped he'd get the chance to see his fellow Scot Andy Murray in semi-final action
  • Instead Murray's conqueror Wawrinka was on court - and immediately into his stride
  • The Swiss - who had lost out in a five-set thriller between the pair at the Australian Open at the start of the year - took the opening set 6-2...
  • ... leaving the top seed with plenty to ponder at the change of ends
  • Djokovic began to show his frustration on court at the start of the second set - but eventually went on to win it in a tie-break
  • Wawrinka took the third set to lead again...only for the top seed to respond by winning the fourth
  • The Swiss managed to hold serve in a titanic game during the deciding set that lasted an astonishing 21 minutes
  • Stan couldn't see the job through in his next service game, handing his opponent a crucial break
  • Djokovic eventually clinched victory after just over four hours on court, meaning he is through to his fourth straight final in New York.
  • Rafael Nadal was next up on court - and the Spaniard was soon into the swing of things against Richard Gasquet
  • Sir Richard Branson, Sir Sean Connery, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor enjoy the action on Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • The Frenchman lost the first set 6-4 and then missed the chance to respond in the second, going down in a tie-break
  • Nadal - the 2010 champion - eventually wrapped up a 6-4 7-6 6-2 victory to set up a final showdown with Djokovic on Monday
  • The Spaniard celebrated his straight sets victory ...
  • ... while the Frenchman could only close his eyes and wish it was all just a bad dream
  • In the final match of the day, Czechs Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova claimed the women's doubles title

US Open - Day 13

Novak Djokovic was expected to find himself at full stretch in his semi-final showdown with Stanislas Wawrinka