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Nikoloz Basilashvili Falls to Nadal but Gives Georgians Something to Cheer

Nikoloz Basilashvili Falls to Nadal but Gives Georgians Something to Cheer

Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick received an enthusiastic welcome from fans at the U.S. Open's showcase match between Serena and Venus Williams on Friday night when he was shown raising his fist on the big screen.

Following a shock upset of world number one Simona Halep in the first round, the 44th-ranked Kanepi had looked a potential trouble spot for the six-times US Open champion.

On Sunday, Isner fired 56 winners and 20 aces taking his ace count to a tournament-leading 112.

Nadal said: "Two matches in a row very tough ones".

The six-time US Open champion, who missed the tournament previous year and gave birth to her daughter during it, advanced to face 2016 finalist and No 8 seed Karolina Pliskova. I played him three years ago on Court 17, which didn't allow me to go that far back.

"He was hitting the ball very strong and when I thought I was in control of the points, he always came back with strong shots".

For the second match running in New York, Nadal was taken to four sets, but the top seed and defending champion ultimately proved too strong for Nikoloz Basilashvili.

"One of my best matches ever", Thiem said of his dazzling performance in an on-court interview, calling his quarter-final berth "a dream coming true".

On a partly cloudy day at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, Basilashvili managed to convert only two of his seven break points and in fact committed 50 unforced errors to Nadal's 19.

In the Open championship of the United States of America on tennis in the men's singles decided the first participants 1 / 4 finals.

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The ninth-seeded Thiem won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) in two hours and 36 minutes. He's a very powerful player. "You guys were on my side so it was great".

"I'm so happy to reach another semi-finals in my favourite tournament", del Potro said in his on-court interview.

She has reached the quarter-finals with the loss of just one set.

"I'll need to play my best match of the tournament".

"That was an unbelievable match", the 32-year-old said.

Straightforward passage to the last eight still appeared on the cards after the unseeded Basilashvili faded rapidly after a bright start, yet a sloppy third set from Nadal forced him to fight into a fourth once more. Nadal leads the series 7-3.

In the seventh game of set three Shapovalov miss-hit a forehand off a devilish backhand slice from Anderson to hand the initiative to the 2.03m No.5 seed.

Elsewhere, Juan Martin del Potro beat Borna Coric 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to make the last eight for a third successive year.

Against Barty, the eighth-seeded Pliskova won all 10 of her service games, saving eight of eight break points. "Really going to have to focus on my game, continue doing what I'm doing". "I needed to use all of it today". I think I did what I have to do.