Rafael Nadal defeated Juan Martin Del Potro in the US Open semifinals. The Spanish is now through to his third US Open finals. After losing the first set, there was nothing stopping Nadal as he defeated Del Potro by 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. Also, He will now face Kevin Anderson in the US Open finals. He will now face Kevin Anderson in the US Open finals. He is leading 4-0 against Kevin Anderson and has lost only one set to him.
In a post-match interview, Rafael Nadal said:
“After a couple of years of tough moments, it has been an emotional year. But being back on this amazing court and in front of this amazing crowd, and having the chance to fight for this title is amazing for me.”
Also, with that win, The Veteran is now 9-5 in FedEx ATP Head2Head against Del Potro. Furthermore, with that win, The Spaniard has now won 15 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals since 2009.
Furthermore, Nadal said:
“I played well. It was an important day for me. An important victory against a great opponent. I am playing well almost the whole season. So today was the day to play well (smiling). That’s the real thing. I was playing so-so at the beginning of the tournament and I have been playing better and better every day.
“Today was the day to play the best match of the tournament since that moment, because I played against the toughest opponent in that moment, and that opponent as I said before, was coming with big confidence. I woke up today and said to myself that today is the day that I’ll play with the right energy and I needed to increase the level of my game.
“And I knew that. A lot of times I know that and it didn’t happen, but today it happened. I felt that I was playing at the right level to win the match. And I did and I’m very happy.”
Now, Nadal inches towards another Grand Slam title, and thus, he proves to the world why he is the World #1 player.