PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman to reach US Open SF

(AP) โ€” Rafael Nadal kept pulling away in his U.S. Open quarterfinal, then getting reeled back in by Diego Schwartzman.

In the first set, Rafa led 4-0 before Schwartzman got to 4-all. In the second, Rafawent up 5-1 before Schwartzman made it 5-all.

Took more than two hours just for those two sets. Eventually, both were claimed by Rafa And so, ultimately, was the match and a berth in a 33rd Grand Slam semifinal for Rafa, who prevented Schwartzman from reaching his first by winning 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 after 12:30 a.m. Thursday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

On Friday, Rafa will play No. 24 Matteo Berrettini, a 23-year-old from Rome who is Italy’s first male semifinalist in New York since 1977. Berrettini barely got there, edging No. 13 Gael Monfils 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5) on Wednesday.

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  1. I love watching your great tennis Rafael Nadal our King our Love our Superstar๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜…BUENA SUERTE ON THE NEXT ROUND ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ
    May the force be with you.!!
    #19๐Ÿ† #usopen2019๐Ÿ†
    #foreverrafaelnadalfans

  2. Rafa great match to watch . Congratulations well don champ vamosssssssssss all the way to the finals ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

  3. It almost looks like Rafa ‘s heart didn’t want to snow his friend. Sure glad he was able to get onto his I’m ready to get this one now!!! ” mode.. I hope Friday is a battle Rafa is ready to take easily!!! Vamos man!??
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  4. Hello it will be Friday at that time…reasoning is that there has to be a full day between each match. Mens’ final then is Sunday

    Tonight ladies semis are happening as their final is Saturday..ok

  5. Hey Rafan,
    Iโ€™m french, can someone say to me the hour of the next match Nadal/
    Is it friday 23h59 or saturday 23h59 ?
    Thanks a lot !!!

    • Hello it will be Friday at that time…reasoning is that there has to be a full day between each match. Mens’ final then is Sunday

      Tonight ladies semis are happening as their final is Saturday..ok

    • It’s Friday – the first match is at 4pm local time, so Rafa’s match could start any time between around 6pm and 9pm depending on how long it takes … so between 11pm and 2am UK time, or midnight and 3am Central European time. Thankfully the days of semis on Saturday and the final on Sunday are over – that used to be mad!

  6. It was a tough match but Rafa still managed to get it done in three sets, congratulations Rafa๐Ÿ‘
    Good luck against Berrettini๐Ÿ€ Vamos RAFA!!!โค๏ธ

  7. Great match to watch. Stayed up late . Great win. Almost there. Best of play and luck๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ—ฝโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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