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World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will face big-serving Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals of the 2017 US Open on Friday (Saturday in Australia). While Nadal is seeking his third US Open title after prevailing in 2010 and 2013, Del Potro is attempting to win his second major eight years after his victory in New York.
Del Potro destroyed Nadal in straight sets en route his 2009 US Open triumph. Since then, the 6-foot-5 Del Potro has undergone multiple surgeries, which ruined his chances of challenging the Big 4 of Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. At the age of 28, Del Potro is enjoying a career renaissance, and could once again stop Nadal’s hot pursuit at Flushing Meadows.
Rafael Nadal vs. Juan Martin del Potro might feel as if it’s a Grand Slam semifinal worthy of a final. Each has won the U.S. Open already – Nadal in 2010 and 2013; del Potro in 2009, when he beat Nadal in the semifinals, then Roger Federer in the final. That, though, was the big-hitting Argentine’s only major championship. Nadal, meanwhile, ranks second in men’s tennis history with 15 Grand Slam trophies.
Nadal leads their head-to-head series 8-5, but del Potro won their most recent matchup, on a hard court at the Rio Olympics last year. The other semifinal involves two newcomers: 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain vs. 28th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Neither has played in a major semi, let alone a title match. Carreno Busta has not lost a set in the tournament so far, while Anderson boasts a dangerous serve and has only been broken three times in 87 service games.