Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem in US Open quarter-final

Sep 10, 2018, 01:04
Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem in US Open quarter-final

"After that first set", Nadal said, "the match became more normal".

The world number one was remarkably bageled in the opening set, but recovered to win 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5).

But while Isner was playing before what could count as a home crowd, del Potro got all manner of support throughout, from the blue-and-white flags or soccer jerseys dotting the stands to the repeated singsong chants of his nickname, "Delpo", punctuated by clapping.

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Seeking his 18th grand slam trophy, Nadal was stunned in a first set won to love by Thiem before the Spaniard came back to take the next two.

Nadal was clearly rattled and lost the first three points of the tiebreak that Thiem won 7-4 to force a fourth set.

The Spaniard had appeared the more tired of the two but he roused himself for one final effort and emerged victorious when Thiem sent a final smash long after four hours and 49 minutes.

Serena Williams remained on course for a 24th grand slam singles title by beating Karolina Pliskova.

The victor of this match faces 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro in the semifinals.

In the fourth set, Thiem was a point away from going a double break up at 3-1.

These two have faced one another 10 total includes including three times this year, though no previous meetings were during the US Open. He overcame the Argentine at the same stage at Flushing Meadows last year before doing so in the last four at this year's French Open and then winning a five-set encounter in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

If ever there was a reminder that fans should appreciate the game's largest figures while they can, Tuesday night at the U.S. Open was it.

He said: "I'm very appreciative of that". The Spaniard prevailed in four sets, but Basilashvili played an unbelievable tennis hitting a lot of winners. He's a great guy, a close friend who will have many more opportunities to win the big titles.

"I'm going to remember this match, for sure". "Tennis is cruel sometimes because I think this match didn't really deserve a loser".

He fell behind by a break in the third set before rebounding. U.S. Open officials began putting it in play last week, when temperatures first soared into the mid-90s. In the last four she will play Anastasija Sevastova, who knocked out reigning champion Sloane Stephens. This time, Thiem broke first in the seventh game to take a 4-3 lead.

And while the brutal straight sets thrashing at Roland Garros would've hurt, there was a belief this defeat, especially after his flawless first set, would've stung even more. "Beating John in these kind of matches is like an epic, an epic match".

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