US Open 2018 Highlights : Ruthless Rafa and Serena through to semi-finalsCreated On: Sep 05, 2018
Defending champion Rafael Nadal needed nearly five hours to defeat ninth seed Dominic Thiem in a deciding tie-break after losing the opening set 6-0 and will face Juan Martin del Potro on Friday in a rematch of 2017 US Open semi-final. It's going to be stuck in my mind forever. Forever I'm going to remember this match, for sure," said Thiem after his first ever hard court match against Nadal. "I said to Dominic: 'I'm very sorry and keep going.' He has plenty of time to win. He will have his chances in the future without a doubt," Nadal said.
Serena Williams remained on course for a 24th grand slam singles title by beating Karolina Pliskova. She will now face Anastasija Sevastova in semi-finals of US OPEN 2018. Sloane Stephens, last year's U.S. Open women's champion, fell to No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-3.
Del Potro came from a set down to beat John Isner 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 6-2 and reach the semi-finals of the last grand slam of the year.