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Rafael Nadal edges Juan Martin del Porto in Wimbledon quarterfinals

14 July, 2018, 01:22 | Author: John Swanson
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Nadal resisted the big heart and forehand of Del Potro in a classic to set up what could be another match to savour in the semi-finals against Novak Djokovic.

In a match that delivered quality throughout, Nadal recovered from two sets to one down to treat the Wimbledon crowd to a match few will forget.

World number one Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion at the All England Club, trails Djokovic, the 2011, 2014 and 2015 victor, 26-25 in a rivalry which began at Roland Garros 12 years ago.

Whoever wins will surely be favored in the final against either John Isner or Kevin Anderson.

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But back came Nadal to level before an enthralling final set which was punctuated by great shot-making and spectacular dives and falls by both players. "That's a big thing", said second seed Nadal. The last American man to win a Grand Slam singles title was Andy Roddick at the 2003 US Open.

Djokovic leads 26-25 in their head-to-head, dominating in recent times with seven victories in the past nine matches. He's one of the more complex players that I ever saw on our sport. It is always a big test. "He's playing well. Only way to try to win it is (to) play very well".

In arguably the grandest, and statistically the most frequent, showdown of the Open era, the momentum has swung this way then that. "I felt like I did some good business here in the past already", he said. "Hopefully I can maintain that".

"Friday is another important match against opponent that is one of the most hard ones that you can face".

"This photo says it all", wrote Juan Martin del Potro on his Instagram page.

Beating Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros is a Herculean task, but after winning the first set in the 2014 finals, Djokovic had the upper hand in the match.

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This is the longest three-set match in the history as it lasted for four hours and three minutes.

Great match, an emotional match for both of us and for the fans, too.

You then have the six-hour epic in the 2012 Australian Open final, which went Djokovic's way, the 2013 French Open semi-final, which went Nadal's way.

"Of course I was anxious when I lost the second set", said Nadal, who had reached the quarter-finals without dropping a set and might have continued that run had he not squandered four set points, including one with a double fault, in the tiebreak.

After all, those were broad details of the mesmerising 2008 final when the Spaniard ended Roger Federer's five-year Wimbledon reign and hoisted the Challenge Cup for the first time.

"I'm sorry for him", Nadal said in the press conference.

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"But also putting myself in these positions where hopefully I'm able to get another step forward and be playing on Sunday".

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