Tennis – US Open ’18 Semi-Final: Rafael Nadal Withdraws; Del Potro Into The Finals

Rafael Nadal

Del Potro won the initial two sets, after which Nadal withdrew due to knee injury and the Argentine won the match by 7-6(3) and 6-2.

A win for Juan Martin del Potro means that he will will contend in his first Grand Slam final after a gap of 9 years.

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Argentine 3rd seed Del Potro was driving the match 7-6(3) 6-2 when Nadal quit in light of a knee issue. The World No.1 Nadal, twice required medicinal consideration before finally surrendering.

Knee Issues – A Persistent Problem 

Previously, Rafael Nadal endured issues with his right knee amid his 3rd-round prevail upon the Russian Karen Khachanov.

The Spaniard claimed it was anything but a noteworthy issue, as he won overwhelming matches against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili and Austrian ninth seed Dominic Thiem to achieve the last four.

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But, it was a stress for a player who has endured genuine knee injuries previously, and the agony demonstrated excessively for the 17-time Grand Slam champion in today’s match.

Meanwhile, Del Potro, 29, last contended in a Grand Slam last when he won at Flushing Meadows in 2009. He has since endured an index of injury issues, mulling over retirement after a progression of wrist injuries before battling back to his most elevated positioning this year.

Del Potro will now face either Djokovic or Nishikori in the US Open 2018 final.

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