Rafael Nadal flexes muscles to reach semis and remain on course for fourth US Open title

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  • Nadal wins 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to reach 33rd major semi-final
  • Spaniard to face 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini

Rafael Nadal overcame a spirited challenge from Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman to win 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in the US Open quarter-finals on Wednesday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium, staying on course for a fourth title at Flushing Meadows and 19th major championship to move within one of Roger Federer’s all-time record.

The second-seeded Spaniard squandered double-break leads in the first and second sets, but recovered to win each of them with exquisite shotmaking and his trademark steel before closing out the match after two hours and 47 minutes.

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Written by Bryan Armen Graham at Flushing Meadows
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