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Rafael Nadal eases into US Open quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal eases into US Open quarter-finals”

Eventually, del Potro worked his way all the way back on the strength of powerful serves and thunderous forehands to edge Thiem 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4 and set up a quarterfinal showdown against Roger Federer.

Federer failed to live up to his end of the bargain.

Reminiscent of Michael Jordan's flu game, the 24-ranked del Potro fought through a seemingly debilitating fever, saving two match points to defeat No. 7 Thiem 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4.

"I would like to have the trophy after these five matches", said Del Potro with a smile.

Federer described himself as too "edgy" and said "that little magic was missing".

The No. 15 seed beat Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the second time. Their wonderful rivalry has included 37 matches, and at least two finals at each of the other majors. It's a very special tournament to me.

The closer Rafael Nadal gets to a potential long-awaited U.S. Open matchup with Roger Federer, the better he is playing.

Into a 12th quarter-final in New York, Federer produced a fine performance against Kohlschreiber, setting up a clash against Juan Martin del Potro in a repeat of the 2009 decider and moving a step closer to a last-four meeting with Rafael Nadal.

Federer's quest for a sixth US Open title and 20th overall grand slam is still alive after his 12th victory from as many attempts against Kohlschreiber.

But he tweaked his back at a tournament last month, curtailing his preparation for the U.S. Open, and he was not quite at his best for stretches.

Del Potro looked like he might have missed his chance when Thiem bravely saved three break points at 3-3 but, serving to stay in the match, his resistance ran out. Federer can change that by winning his quarterfinal against Juan Martin del Potro later Wednesday.

Women's top seed Kristina Pliskova, meanwhile, needed just 46 minutes to crush American Jennifer Brady, 6-1, 6-0 and make her third major quarter-final of 2017.

Well, as it turns out, he'll face the 24th-seeded del Potro on Friday. No. 28 Kevin Anderson of South Africa. The win earned Vandeweghe entry into her first US Open quarterfinals, where she'll meet No. 1 Karolina Pliskova.

She will face No. 20 CoCo Vandeweghe on Thursday night in the second semifinal, after ninth-seeded Venus Williams faces unseeded Sloane Stephens. Federer's fans cheered del Potro's faults, considered bad etiquette in tennis. I came here trying to play as well as I can.

At 6-4, del Potro hammered a good return that caught Federer off-guard, resulting in a forehand into the net.

Rublev upset No. 9 seed David Goffin 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-3. The ensuing tiebreaker was dominated by del Potro, who closed it with a booming cross-court forehand victor on the run.

That began a run of three points in a row for del Potro to claim that set, the last when Federer pushed a backhand volley long.

Nadal, also aiming for his third USA title after wins in 2010 and 2013, looked at his best after dropping the opening set of his first two matches.



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