The quarter-finals of the 2017 US Open will take place this week. We have seen how Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer took home awe-inspiring Grand Slam victories, and would like to zoom in on the quarter-finals involving these 2 hot favorites happening in a few days.
World number 1 tennis player, Rafael Nadal, will face off the youngest quarter-finalist in the US Open, Andrey Rublev for the first time on 7 September 2017. Nadal hasn’t been able to secure his position in the US Open since 2013 and we are thrilled to see him advance through to the quarter-finals. Andrey Rublev is currently ranked at number 53 and has recently defeated strong players like number 9 seed, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin in the 2017 US Open. Although there aren’t any records here as seen in the screenshot, one can only be cautious as Rublev’s strength lies on the hard courts.
Nadal vs Federer in Semi-Finals?
Should Nadal defeat Rublev, Nadal will either play against Roger Federer or Juan Martin Del Potro in the semi-finals. World number 3 Roger Federer has upset Del Potro 16 times, but had lost to Del Potro in the finals of the US Open in 2009, which similarly broke his 5-year winning streak.
Watch how Federer defeated Kohlschreiber in the previous round 6-4, 6-2, 7-5.
Will Federer make it to the semis and play against Nadal without another medical time-out?