Serena, Stephens try to reach semifinals at U.S. Open

Sep 08, 2018, 02:17
Serena, Stephens try to reach semifinals at U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, early Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in NY.

The reigning US Open champion and world number one endured a gruelling match against ninth-seeded Thiem, who swept the first set 6-0 on Tuesday night, reports EFE news agency.

When Thiem finally broke down, with a botched smash on match point, the clock showed 2.04am in NY and the match duration was 4 hours 49 minutes, making it Nadal's longest ever match at Flushing Meadows.

Del Potro, the No. 3 seed, got to the semifinals by defeating No. 11 John Isner 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, sits during a changeover in his match against Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament early Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in NY.

Thiem's power off both flanks is what had ultimately undone Nadal on clay on those two occasions and seemed like it would prevail in their first hard-court meeting on Tuesday evening as the Austrian stormed to 6-0 in the opening set in mere 24 minutes.

Democrats decry 'Friday night document massacre' as White House withholds Kavanaugh docs
Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Some presidential records were withheld because they are "protected by constitutional privilege", according to Burck.

Rafael Nadal began his U.S. Open quarterfinal as poorly as possible, shut out in a set by a 6-0 score for only the fourth time in 282 career Grand Slam matches. Nadal had also played the second-longest match of this year's tournament: his four-set win over Karen Khachanov in the third round, which lasted four hours, 23 minutes. "I guess to keep your cool and be a good sport is very important".

In the fifth, Nadal held three break points at 5-all, love-40, but Thiem took the next five points told serve.

The marathon tussle continued in the fifth and final set, Thiem fending off a triple break point by coming from love-40 down to make Nadal serve to stay in the championship and three-time US Open victor did before prevailing in a do-or-die tie-breaker. "A question of a little bit of luck at the end".

"He's young, he has plenty of time to win big tournaments".

This story was first published on CNN.com, "Rafael Nadal outlasts Thiem in 5-set US Open thriller". "He's a close friend on tour".

"It's going to be stuck in my mind forever", Thiem said. "He's a fighter, he has a great attitude". In fact, Nadal never faced match point, and Thiem faced only one all night.

Steven Gerrard 'very hopeful' of having Kyle Lafferty in Thursday's squad
Gerrard has made 12 new signings since replacing Graeme Murty and Rangers are yet to lose under the Champions League victor . For the opening fifteen, twenty minutes we played at a very good speed that they couldn't live with".

"It has been physically demanding because the conditions have been tough out there, too".

The Nadal who was gassed and wearing a cooling vest during breaks in the first set was no more.

It was the first still moment in almost five hours of epic, smash-ball, anything-you-can-hit-I-can-hit-harder tennis.

"To play John in these kind of matches, it's like an epic". I think we nearly all the time have great matches. I don't want to lose against anybody.

Del Potro's victory was no walk in the park either, the Argentinian battling through strength-sapping heat and humidity to win 6-7 (5/7) 6-3 7-6 (7/4) 6-2.

Here's how Battlefield 5 looks with Nvidia RTX effects
Pricing for 2070 starts at $499 ($599 for the Founders Edition), making this card much more affordable than its big brothers. Normally, ray-tracing would take a serious amount of graphical power to run; we're talking Nvidia DXG supercomputer level.

loading...
loading...
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Nadal Progresses To Second Round Of U.S. Open

    Nadal Progresses To Second Round Of U.S. Open

    Wawrinka, the former world number three, now down at 101, shrugged off having to take a medical time-out early in the third set. Auger-Aliassime already had been visited by a doctor during a changeover in the third set and said his heart was racing.
    Duncan Hunter, US congressman, blames wife over $250,000 campaign fraud scandal

    Duncan Hunter, US congressman, blames wife over $250,000 campaign fraud scandal

    A federal grand jury in California has indicted United States representative Duncan Hunter and his wife on corruption charges. Hunter (right) also said that his wife, Margaret (center) handled most of the family expenses and was the campaigner manager.
    Trump's ex-lawyer pleads guilty to charges over hush money

    Trump's ex-lawyer pleads guilty to charges over hush money

    Manafort was found guilty on five tax fraud charges, two counts of bank fraud and one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts. As part of his plea deal, Cohen agreed to file corrected tax returns and pay $1.5 million to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Thousands queue to pay a little respect to Aretha Franklin

    Franklin is seen in a shiny, gold Promethean casket clad in a red lace dress with custom red stilettos by Christian Louboutin. Fans of soul legend Aretha Franklin are paying their respects at the public viewing of her open-casket at the Charles H.
    Some of Mollie Tibbetts’ family don’t want her death politicized

    Some of Mollie Tibbetts’ family don’t want her death politicized

    Local authorities described him on Tuesday as being undocumented. "Now they're locking their doors", he told Inside Edition. Yesterday, an illegal alien, now charged with first-degree murder , led police to the cornfield where her body was found .
    Roy Hodgson: it's clearly not a penalty, I don't accept that

    Roy Hodgson: it's clearly not a penalty, I don't accept that

    Van Dijk admits Liverpool had to work hard for the win and says he always knew Crystal Palace would be direct and tough. Made a couple more really important saves throughout along with some catches and punch outs that needed attention.
  • Cardiff 2-3 Arsenal: Five Things We Learned

    Cardiff 2-3 Arsenal: Five Things We Learned

    But the home team restored parity in the 45th minute through Victor Camarasa who gained from a brilliant assist by Joe Benneth. Arsenal made it two wins in a row but had to work hard for all three points when beating Cardiff 3-2 away from home.
    US, Mexico reportedly close to finalizing new NAFTA deal

    US, Mexico reportedly close to finalizing new NAFTA deal

    The plan would not contain an automatic expiration for NAFTA as proposed in the prior USA demand for a "sunset clause". Congress, American negotiators are only authorized to negotiate a trilateral NAFTA agreement.
    Thomas Markle calls the Royal Family a cult

    Thomas Markle calls the Royal Family a cult

    The Mirror reports that money is what initially caused tension between Thomas and his children after he retired seven years ago. While Priyanka was in attendance at Meghan's gorgeous royal wedding, it's unknown as to whether or not the opposite will occur.
  • Strengthening Gordon has sight set on MS  landfall this evening

    Strengthening Gordon has sight set on MS landfall this evening

    Gordon made landfall Tuesday night near the Alabama-Mississippi border packing strong winds, torrential rain and flash flooding. He also says they're only prepping about half the amount of food they normally do in case of power outages or slow business.
    FBI Recovers Stolen ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers

    FBI Recovers Stolen ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers

    Since the case led out of the state of Minnesota, the department contacted the F.B.I., which took the lead on the investigation. One pair has been on display in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington since 1979.
    Caning of lesbians - an eye opener for many

    Caning of lesbians - an eye opener for many

    Sharia law enforcement officers in Terengganu identified the two women attempting to engage in sexual acts in a auto in April. Reportedly the situation for LGBT communityis getting harder and harder in Malaysia.
popular