Del Potro defeats Thiem to reach US Open quarter-finals

Del Potro defeats Thiem to reach US Open quarter-finals”

Sixth seed Dominic Thiem registered a straight-set win over Adrian Mannarino to reach the US Open fourth round.

It's a cliche: "The crowd helped me pull through and win".

But nonetheless they are hoping to put on a show in their quarter-final match-up and Federer explained what makes Del Potro's biggest weapon so fearsome.

Federer already knows what to expect.

The Austrian retired from the match during the second set. His confidence came back in a big way, and with his powerful serve back on his side, the comeback effort was on.

"Then when I saw all the crowd cheering for me, it was enough". I think I played a very clean match tonight, I couldn't be happier. "At least I am". "It was an unbelievable atmosphere". It was one of his most dramatic victories, and Wednesday's quarterfinal vs.

"I couldn't breathe, I couldn't move well". There were plenty of fans in the stadium wearing Argentina football shirts and waving national flags, but the support for Del Potro crosses national boundaries.

Understandably, given they have never met at the US Open before, there is a lot of focus on the fact that if Federer wins, and Nadal beats Andrey Rublev in his quarter-final, they will meet in the semi-finals on Friday.

For the second year in a row, Juan Martin Del Potro and Dominic Thiem are slated to meet in the fourth round of the US Open. I mean, the crowd was not unfair at all. But just throughout the career, I think Rafa's is extremely high, if not my favourite one. Nadal kept up his end of the bargain for the potential September 8 showdown with a straight sets win over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov earlier on Monday and will need to get past 19-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev. I don't give ups any points from the third until the fifth set.

While Thiem has a tendency to be a little inconsistent at times, on his day, he has some of the best groundstrokes on the ATP circuit.

The match lasted three-hours and thirty-five minutes on the Grandstand court.

They cover numerous biggest leagues and competitions on the planet. We could even hear it on centre court. Clearly Grandstand wasn't where it used to be.

Explaining the reason for his departure from the court, Federer said: " I just needed a bit of a rub on my back, my bottom and I didn't want to do it on court. "No easy moments, not easy to hold serve or break serve", Williams said.

In Spanish, Del Potro told his fans he would never forget their inspiration. "He's a good guy". I know him well. "I'm sorry I had to do it".

In the women's event, world number one Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic set up a quarterfinal date against American player CoCo Vandeweghe. "'09, I think it was", Federer added.

"I played bad", Dolgopolov said. He has looked in good form at this US Open, beating top players like Bautista Agut and Thiem.

I am sorry that I was not there to see you drop your racket in grateful release, weep (you are always quick to tears), cast out both arms in a victory V that's now in my brain and that might one day hopefully coalesce into a false memory of having been there.

Top-ranked Nadal is into the last eight for the first time since 2013, when the Spaniard went on to defeat Novak Djokovic in the final to claim his second Open title.

Federer, however, will not be looking beyond Del Potro, who he will know is a unsafe threat to his hopes of a 20th grand slam crown. Then with a bevy of forehand winners at the start of the 3rd set, it appeared that a sickly Del Potro found life from above.

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