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Surprise US Open finalists

Kei NishikoriReuters
Kei Nishikori celebrates his win

There were two shock defeats at the US Open semi-finals in New York yesterday.

Kei Nishikori beat world number one Novak Djokovic in four sets.

He is the first Japanese tennis player to reach a Grand Slam singles final.

Novak DjokovicReuters
It was a very hot day in New York

Kei said, "It's just an amazing feeling, beating the number one player."

Conditions were difficult for the players as temperatures reached 36 degrees Celsius.

Roger FedererReuters
Roger Federer lost his semi-final in straight sets

Five time US Open winner, Roger Federer, lost to Marin Cilic from Croatia.

It will be the first time in almost ten years that the final will not feature Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic.