Nadal Wimbeldon

Rafael Nadal Progresses To US Open Quarter Finals

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Defending champion Rafael Nadal will play Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals of the US Open tennis.

The world number one is through to the last-eight after beating Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 in New York.

Thiem was a straight sets winner over fifth-seed Kevin Anderson to set up a repeat of French Open final, where Nadal triumphed.

Third-seed Juan Martin del Potro beat Croatia’s Borna Coric 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a quarter-final against John Isner.

Del Potro’s yet to drop a set at his year’s tournament.

Novak Djokovic will look to join him in the quarters later this evening when he takes on Portugal’s Joao¬† Sousa.

Roger Federer goes up against Australian John Millman in the early hours of tomorrow.

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Six-time women’s winner Serena Williams booked her place in the last-eight with a 6-love, 4-6, 6-3 victory against Kaia Kanepi.

Next up for the 23-time Slam winner is a clash with Karolina Pliskova, who beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-4.