Novak Djokovic sat out last year's US Open to rest an elbow injury that eventually required surgery, but that pain and frustration felt like a distant memory on Friday when he made his march on the final at Flushing Meadows with authority. Nine years ago, he stunned Nadal in the semifinals, then Roger Federer in the final, to win the US Open at age 20. He has won the past 13 meetings, such a run of dominance that the Japan native didn't recall that he beat Djokovic in Flushing Meadows in the 2014 semi-finals, adding that maybe he should rewatch the match.
Del Potro came through against world No 1 Rafa Nadal, after the Spaniard was forced to withdraw through injury. "But the 6'6" tall Argentine also affectionately called Tower of Tandil was plagued by numerous injuries in his wrists.With so many operations and rehabs Del Potro had thoughts of calling it quits from tennis but he stuck around and with a thunderous forehand he has once again reached his peak level.
As effective a returner as Djokovic is, he has struggled to convert break points with regularity all year and those struggles have continued at the US Open.
Del Potro did survive, dramatically so. Nadal last defeated the Argentine in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon 2018 7-5, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
"He's had lots of injury problems in the past but he's a big-match player".
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The 17-time Grand Slam champion also reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open this year, as well as the semi-finals at Wimbledon. "I'm sad for him".
Mike Bryan broke a tie for most major doubles titles with John Newcombe, and at 40 years, four months became the oldest Grand Slam doubles champion in the professional era.
"I personally like him very much, not just as a player but as a person". Yeah, I mean, I think I have two finals won and five losses.
Nadal has been the marathon man of the tournament, spending almost 16 hours on court during five matches so far, with the most gruelling coming in a late-night classic against Dominic Thiem on Tuesday.
"I didn't know", he said, "if I will be a tennis player again or not".
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"They are very important for me to be in this stage at the moment because they were behind me in (those) years, trying to keep my mind in positive way, (to) never give up during my wrist problems", Del Potro said.
Serena Williams will play for her record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title after advancing to the U.S. Open final with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Anastasija Sevastova.
This regrouping, mentally and physically, is what tilted the balance as he let out a loud "Vamos" after winning the 69-minute long first set.
Feel the pain: Rafael Nadal courtside suffering from a right knee injury. "But I don't know". But Nadal was so distraught after he pulled out of the match that he had difficulty saying he was pleased to see del Potro advance. The No. 3 seed has lost to Nadal in the semifinals in three of the last four Grand Slam tournaments. "But because he plays so fast he makes me more alert from the first point because I know I have to be at my best in order to compete with him from the baseline".
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