Rafael Nadal defeated Diego Schwartzman (21st) 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday and qualified for the semifinals of the US Open.
Rafael Nadal ,N.2 World, qualified Wednesday for the semifinals of the US Open beating Argentine Diego Schwartzman (21st) 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in 2:47.
“I won in three sets, but it was difficult. I lost both my two breaks in advance in the first two sets, “said the 33-year-old Spaniard who joined the final four for Flushing Meadows for the eighth time.
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Rafa Nadal – 18
The other 3 – 0
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He is the only Big 3 he trains with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer to reach this stage of the tournament this year. “I made mistakes, but he played well,” he said of Schwartzman. In total, Nadal indeed made 39 errors, including 27 on his forehand.
“I’m happy to have continued to play point by point and I’m in the semi-finals, it’s very important for me,” he explained, as he showed signs of pain to both before -arm in the last set. “Physically, I’m fine. It was a little difficult at the beginning of the 3rd set, but in the last two games it’s again very well, “he said.
Nadal will face Italian Matteo Berrettini (25th) for a place in the final of this tournament he has won three times. “This is a player who is making great progress every week, so it will be difficult, but a match like tonight gives me confidence,” concluded the Spaniard.