Another Rafael Nadal magnum opus at the US Open tennis tournament
Spains Rafael Nadal defeated Austrias Dominic Thiem in an epic fiveset quarterfinal at the US Open tennis tournament
New York: Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Austria's Dominic Thiem in an epic five-set quarter-final at the US Open tennis tournament.
The match lasted 289 minutes and climaxed with Nadal prevailing 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5).
The Spaniard next runs into Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro, who defeated American John Isner 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 also in a marathon.
Naomi Osaka made it to her maiden Grand Slam semifinals when she whipped Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-1 in 59 minutes.
Serena Williams fought back from a break down in the first set to beat Czech eighth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 to enter the last four stage.
Meanwile, defending champion Sloane Stephens was dumped out in the quarter-finals after losing 6-2, 6-3 to Latvian 19th seed Anastasija Sevastova also in sweltering conditions.