US Open 2013, SF: Rafael Nadal Vs. Richard Gasquet

Vamos Rafa!
Vamos Rafa!

Rafael Nadal is two wins away from a second U.S. Open title and a fourth straight hard-court triumph in 2013. Standing in his way on semifinal Saturday is Richard Gasquet.

Date: September 7, 2013 (Saturday)

Start time: Not before 2:50 pm local time (EDT), 7:50 pm BST, 8:50 pm CET

Watch online: Fromsport and ATDHE

Rafa is a perfect 10-0 lifetime in the head-to-head series, including 4-0 on hard courts. He is 58-3 for the season and undefeated on hard courts–with Indian Wells, Montreal, and Cincinnati among his 9 titles. So far this fortnight Rafa has taken out Ryan Harrison, Rogerio Dutra Silva, Ivan Dodig, Philipp Kohlschreiber, and Tommy Robredo–dropping only the first set to Kohlschreiber along the way. 

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2011 ESP vs. FRA WG SF
Spain
Clay RR Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-0, 6-1
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Italy
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-1 Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-4 Stats
2009 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard R128 Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-2, 6-3 Stats
2008 ATP Masters Series Madrid
Spain
Hard R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-2 Stats
2008 ATP Masters Series Canada
Toronto, Canada
Hard Q Nadal, Rafael
6-7(12), 6-2, 6-1 Stats
2007 Tennis Masters Cup
China
Hard RR Nadal, Rafael
3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Stats
2005 Roland Garros
France
Clay R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-3, 6-2 Stats
2005 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
6-7(6), 6-4, 6-3 Stats
2004 Estoril
Portugal
Clay R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 3-6, 6-2 Stats

VAMOS RAFA!

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