24th September 03:50 AM
Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in epic 4 hr 49 mins quarterfinal
By Lena Reece
Thursday 06/09/2018
Rafael Nadal won after four hours and 49 minutes[Photo:BBC Sports]

Rafael Nadal managed to come from behind to win his US Open quarterfinal match although it took 4 hours, 49 minutes.

The defending champion and No.1 seed at Flushing Meadows recovered from his disastrous start and other stumbles along the way to beat No.9 Dominic Thiem of Austria for a semifinal berth at a third consecutive Grand Slam tournament, winning a physical, back‑and‑forth tussle in New York.

Nadal faces Juan Martin del Potro for a place in the final.

Nadal has now won seven US Open quarterfinals in a row and he  is bidding for a fourth title at Flushing Meadows and an 18th Grand Slam trophy overall.

Novak Djokavic will feature in the second semifinal against the winner between Marin _ili_ and Kei Nishikori

In the Women’s competition, Serena Williams has reached the semifinals for a ninth consecutive time and will face No.17 ranked Naomi Osaka while Anastasija Sevastova will feature in the second semifinal and will meet the winner between Suarez Navarro and Madison Keys.

[Source:BBC News]

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