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U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal in 'too much pain' to continue

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Tamara Craig | 08 September, 2018, 10:54

Djokovic, the 2011 and 2015 champion, will be looking to complete the Wimbledon-US Open double for a third time when he tackles the 2009 victor in NY with a 14th major within touching distance.

World number one Rafael Nadal says he "will keep fighting and working hard" after he was forced to retire from his US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro because of a knee injury.

While Djokovic can pull level with Pete Sampras on 14 majors - and move to within three of Rafael Nadal and six back from Roger Federer - Del Potro's career at the Slams has been torpedoed by a series of wrist injuries.

It was the ninth consecutive slam semi-final that the 31-year-old has won and sends him through to a 23rd final.

Nishikori improved in the second set, coming to the net more often, but Djokovic was in imperious form. I got depressed for couple of months also, "Del Potro said". "I said to my box immediately that I felt something on the knee".

"I am having two great years so I just have to enjoy the moments".

"But no, was not the day". "You could imagine very hard for me to say goodbye before the match finish".

That included nearly five hours to defeat Dominic Thiem in an epic quarter-final which stretched into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Nishikori - the first Japanese man to reach a US Open semifinal in the Open era - was a finalist in NY in 2014.

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating Kei Nishikori, of Japan, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in NY. "Last year was a fantastic year".

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The 32-year-old has long suffered with tendinitis in his knees, presumably brought about by his intense style of play - his mobility is perhaps his greatest asset, especially his ability to change direction during the course of a point.

Both Nadal and Djokovic are in position for a two-slam season and a chance to inch closer to Federer's men's record of 20 Grand Slam titles.

"That's frustrating. Is tough for me".

"I can not compare the knee with other times because the pain on the knee is always very similar", he said.

"I don't like to see him suffering like today".

"I know the things are going the right way", Nadal said. "I am still here".

He needed his right knee strapped after the seventh game before gallantly fighting off two set points in the 10th game, breaking Del Potro who was serving for the set.

Earlier Friday, Fernandez, the No. 8 seed, beat Taisya Pachkaleva of Russian Federation 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the completion of a suspended third-round match.

"What. A. Finish", the US Open tweeted after the Serbian won, adding that he cruised to the final in Flushing Meadows after defeating Nishikori 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

'You've got to make decisions really quick and I thought I played really, really well'.

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