Twitter reacts to Rafael Nadal’s epic victory over Dominic Thiem

Top seed and defending champion Rafael Nadal needed nearly five hours to defeat ninth seed Dominic Thiem in a deciding tie-break.

The world No. 1 will now play Juan Martin del Potro on Friday for a place in Sunday’s final.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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23 thoughts on “Twitter reacts to Rafael Nadal’s epic victory over Dominic Thiem

  1. Ana Maria the biggest fan of Rafa 🎾👍❤️😘🇺🇸

    One of the best maches have ever seen.they play like it was the finals so good and exiting much vamosssssssssss champ and good luck on Friday love your fans and you can do it 👍👍👍👍👍🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🇺🇸

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  2. mjus

    can someone answer for me the following question. I was always under the impression that the only master series tournaments nadal has not won were sjanghai, paris and miami. I read yesterday that it is only miami and paris that he didnt win. Can someone clarify this

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    1. Mac

      It’s confusing isn’t it? So he won Shanghai when it wasn’t in Shanghai:) He will have to win it again in Shanghai just so we avoid the explanations.

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  3. mjus

    although novak won in three sets he is clearly struggling with the heat and humidity. So you never know i think of all the three nadal is the best one handling the heat and humidity since he is from mallorca

    Tomorrow i hope for a night match between nadal and del potro. Furthermore nadal needs to be a killer on the court at wimbeldon he started well but he waisted setpoints in the third set tiebreak that can not happen tomorrow

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    1. Mac

      Right on. Rafa needs to be more clinical on important points. We don’t need no roller coaster in the Del Potro match. But then, their previous two GS matches have gone the distance…

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  4. mjus

    If nadal will beat del potro and reached the final then he will face with bad news. According to reports there will be rain on sunday that means playing under closed roof and we all remember who benefit from it at wimbeldon lets hope that will not happen

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    1. Alex

      In one of his post-match interviews on court (R3 or R4), Rafa said that he thought the roof was too high to make a difference to the conditions. I don’t think it will be as significant a factor as it was at Wimbledon. Also, playing under the roof is something that he can plan for days in advance, compared to Wimbledon when it was sprung on him. I hope this makes you feel better.

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  5. Susie

    I see Novak beat Millman and is into the semis. Humpfff. Dont think Kei will beat him but you never know. Good luck to Rafa against Delpo on Friday. Another tough match

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    1. Lorna

      Susie, there have been so many shock results in this tournament, so yes you never know. Novak didn’t play thar well against Millman. Kei is another level up and he’s shown in the 2014 US Open that he has the game to beat Novak. Let’s hope that happens tomorrow 🙏🏼

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  6. mjus

    Based on the two previous matches i thought that he was going to lose but i underestimated the determination of nadal to get though. I am also happy that cilic lost to nishikori. If milman get pull off an upset again that will be great. Remember that novak is struggling with the heat and the humidity so a win against millman is not guaranteed. Should and only should rafa wins the us open he should withdraw immediatly from laver cup, davis cup and beijing because this tournament is mentally exhausting for him. I will pray on friday for a nadal win and on sunday

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    1. Humble_Illusion

      I don’t think he’s playing Laver Cup because the Davis cup will be around that time. If Rafa is healthy, I don’t believe he would ever not play Davis Cup, proud Spaniard that he is!

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  7. Mac

    Just watched a replay of the fifth set and tiebreaker. How much more comfortable it is when you know the outcome:)

    Well done to Nishikori for overcoming Cilic in 5 sets today. He took a page directly out of Rafa’s book, losing the first set, winning the next two, losing the fourth and prevailing in the fifth. Better Nishikori than Cilic if Djoker makes it through, because Cilic tends to choke. Let’s throw someone else at Djoker (again, if he gets there) and see what happens:)

    Great to see Naomi Osaka crushing it as well for Japan. What a breath of fresh air she is.

    I hope Rafa is asleep right now. Sweet dreams champ!

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