Nadal Slides Into US Open Semifinal, Admits He Prefers Not To Face FedererRafael Nadal was honest as can be before the U.S. Open when asked whether he hoped to face Roger Federer in the semifinals at the only Grand Slam tournament where they've never met.
Liguori: Federer Faces Big Obstacles To Semi Showdown With NadalRafael Nadal and Roger Federer each have one more round to go, so it’s still not guaranteed at this point, but it’s the meeting that everyone is hoping to see.
No. 1 Nadal Crushes Dolgopolov, Returns To US Open QuartersRafael Nadal easily returned to the US Open quarterfinals for the first time in four years by routing Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday.
Nadal, Federer Move On To Fourth Round Of US OpenWith the roof closed at Arthur Ashe Stadium because of rain, Rafael Nadal started to find the range with his punishing shots in the second set and beat Leonardo Mayer.
Federer Falters But Comes Back To Beat Youzhny In Five SetsFederer blamed a lack of proper practice after making an uncharacteristic 68 unforced errors and being forced to go five sets again before coming back to edge a cramping Mikhail Youzhny.
Liguori: Rafael Nadal Is A Ball Of Nervous Energy Out ThereAs much as I’ve respected Rafael Nadal all these years -- he’s a legend as a player and an absolute gentleman -- he’s interesting to watch in a different kind of way due to the numerous nervous habits that accompany him on the court.
US Open Draw: Federer, Nadal Could Meet In SemifinalsIf Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal finally are going to face each other at the U.S. Open for the first time in their long rivalry, it only could happen in the semifinals.
Rafael Nadal Routs Stan Wawrinka For Record 10th French Open TitleNot only did Nadal win every set he played in the tournament, he dropped a total of only 35 games, the second fewest by any man on the way to any title at a major tournament with all matches being best-of-five-sets in the Open era, which dates to 1968.