New York [USA], Sep 5 (NT): World number one Rafael Nadal advanced the semi-final of the ongoing US Open. He outclassed past Dominic Thiem of Austria in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event here at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday.
The 32-year-old managed to wrap up a 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-6(5) win over his Austrian opponent in a classic five-set spar that lasted four hours and 49 minutes.
Thiem made tensions for Spaniard after winning the opening set 6-0 and Nadal sweat hard to earn points in the quarter-finals clash. Moving head-to-head in the exciting clash, the tie-breaker in the crucial set looked to be the appropriate end of the match.
In a classic tie-breaker clash, Nadal inched to the lead of Theim to ultimately claim the deciding set 7-6(5).
Nadal registered his 12th consecutive win in the tournament. He managed to maintain his record of not losing a single US Open quarter-final since his first last-eight appearance in 2006.
On the other hand In women's singles event, American tennis star Serena Williams also sealed her spot in the semi-final round of the prominent tournament after defeating past Karolína Pliskova of Czech Republic 6-4, 6-3 in their round-of-eight battle. (NT)