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U.S. Open: Youzhny into quarterfinals

September 7, 2010 | 11:31 am

Mikhail Youzhny, a 28-year-old Russian veteran, made it to his second U.S. Open quarterfinal Tuesday by eliminating one of the six Spaniards left in the men's draw, Tommy Robredo, 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Youzhny is not unfamiliar with success here. In 2006 he made it to the semifinals, his best-ever Grand Slam final, before losing to Andy Roddick.

After the final point, Youzhny bent over and kissed the net at Louis Armstrong Stadium. Next for Youzhny will be the winner of the fourth-round match between Sam Querrey and Stanislas Wawrinka. Wawrinka won the first set in a tiebreak, 11-9. That's the longest tiebreak of the Open so far this year.

-- Diane Pucin, reporting from New York

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