The three-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal has moved one step closer to his goal as he clinched the quarter-final game against Argentine stalwart Diego Schwartzman in US Open 2019. He crushed the young opponent by 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 comfortable win. Nadal got off an excellent start against the World No. 21 player as he eased past the talented opponent in the first set. Though the second set was a bit tricky for Spaniard but he crossed that round also.
The 32-year-old Spanish star expressed himself after winning the tough-competition against Diego. The Spaniard said, “he’s one of the best players in the world. When he’s playing well, he’s able to win against everybody. Tonight was for me a tough match. I’m very happy for the victory”.
The next challenging opponent for the great tennis player will be 25th-ranked Matteo Berrettini of Itlay in the semi-final round of Saturday. The Italian star defeated French professional Gaël Monfils in the quarter-final round with a close margin of 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(7-5). With this terrific victory, he proved that he is the best among the rest and now when Berrettini is all set to play against Nadal, he will go all-out. The Italian player will surely be a tough call for Spaniard. It will be interesting to see whether Nadal will be able to book his seat in the final showdown or he fell short against the World No. 25.
Apart from Nadal, other tennis stars Daniil Medvedev and Grigor Dimitrov also made it to the semifinals. The two biggest threats of Nadal, defending champion Novak Djokovic and 20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer crashed out of US Open 2019. Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov stunned World No. 3 Federer in the historical quarterfinals of US Open 2019 at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The dashing Bulgarian clinched maiden 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over third-seeded superstar.
The second-seeded Nadal reached the quarterfinals after defeating 2014 champion Marin Cilic of Croatia. The legendary player put up a great show against Croatian star and sealed the game with 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win. While the Argentine professional Diego Schwartzman beat Tennys Sandgren in the Round of 16 in order to set his meeting with Nadal. He toppled the strong opponent by 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 scoreline.