What time does the clash between Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman US Open 2019 start?
After comfortably winning the opening set, the Spanish tennis maestro failed to capitalise on the same and went down in the second.
Nadal, 33, ultimately had too much quality for the Croatian 22nd seed in a 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-2 victory in NY. I had two match points and then he did an ace.
Nadal is aiming to close the gap to 20-time major victor Federer with his fourth title at Flushing Meadows. That being said, I see Berrettini losing this match. I mean, I will be ready, but you have to enjoy what you're doing.
Berrettini joined Barazzutti, 1976 Roland Garros champion Adriano Panatta and Marco Cecchinato as just the fourth Italian to advance to a men's Grand Slam semi-final in singles.
Nadal now faces big-hitting Italian Matteo Berrettini, who ground out a 3-6 6-3 6-2 3-6 7-6 (5) over France's Gael Monfils, in the semi-finals.
But Nadal is expecting an altogether different challenge. That followed the last women's quarterfinal, in which No. 15 Bianca Andreescu reached her first major semifinal by defeating No. 25 Elise Mertens 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Zverev took the first - the first time in the tournament that Schwartzman had dropped a set - but the 23-year-old German was finding it hard going, producing 17 double faults, and making 65 unforced errors in all.
Nadal, who beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, was asked in his post-match interview with ESPN's Tom Rinaldi what it was like playing in front of Woods. Big humidity. I am this kind of player where I sweat a bit.
In the first set, Nadal led 4-0 before Schwartzman got to 4-all. "Today was very humid day, very heavy day".
With Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer having already exited at Flushing Meadows, Nadal is the hot favourite in NY and the Spaniard took a step closer to glory with a straight-sets win over Diego Schwartzman.
The smart money is on that number rising further after the 33-year-old Spaniard Nadal reached the US Open semi-finals in NY on Wednesday. Nadal is the only former major champion left in the men's field following the elimination of Federer and Djokovic, leaving him as the clear frontrunner in his pursuit of a 19th major title. "When he's playing well, he's able to win against everybody", Nadal said. "I'm really proud of myself, I was always focusing on the next point".
The other men's semifinal will be No. 5 Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation vs. 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria. "I admire him, the way he's on the court". At Wimbledon in July, Nadal lost in the semifinals to Federer, who went on to lose a almost five-hour final to Djokovic in a fifth-set tiebreaker.
"The past six, seven months have been pretty rough for me". I have to play my best.