The dramatic victory pulled him within one Slam title of matching Federer’s all-time men’s record with top-ranked Novak Djokovic a close third on 16.
19-year-old Bianca Andreescu shows precocious talent as Margaret Court’s Grand Slam record remains elusive.
But he certainly battled to get there.
The 19-year-old Andreescu, playing at just her fourth Grand Slam and making her US Open main draw debut.
Nadal, who was forced to retire during last year’s semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro, played down concerns over his left forearm as he received treatment early in the third set.
He left the court for a private medical timeout to treat his upper back near his neck before the final set but refused to blame injury as the reason for his exit.

Inspired Nadal has ‘idol’ Tiger roaring at US Open

It was the reaction of Woods, a winner of 15 golf majors, to an assortment of sensational Nadal winners during a crucial section of the match that caught the eye at Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

Serena rolls ankle and US Open rival as Barty, Pliskova fall

The 37-year-old American star required a medical timeout in the second set after rolling her right ankle as she approached the net but promptly recovered to reach the last eight in New York for the 16th time.

WATCH: Bryan fined for gun gesture at US Open

The American doubles star apologises for the ‘insensitive’ action as the US still reels from various gun-related incidents.

Serena survives US Open upset bid from teen McNally

Williams, a six-time champion in New York, recovered from dropping the opening set to prevail.

Serena on banned umpire Ramos: ‘I don’t know who that is’

Williams humbled Russia’s Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 on Monday to reach the second round of the US Open as she seeks a historic seventh New York title and 24th Grand Slam singles crown.

WATCH: Kyrgios’ latest meltdown costs him R1.7 million

The volatile Aussie also faces a suspension.

Murray rates Cincinnati singles comeback ‘OK’ despite defeat

Murray hadn’t played a singles match since a five-set first-round exit at the Australian Open, where he tearfully acknowledged he feared his career was over.

Serena’s US Open plans upended as injury hands Andreescu Toronto crown

She called for a medical timeout, but within a minute, the umpire announced she was retiring.

Serena wins first match since Wimbledon final, Osaka advances

“I’m loving going out there and I’m loving kind of running. So it’s a good thing.”

Djokovic prevails over Federer in epic Wimbledon final

The Serbian shows his fighting qualities to defend his title.

Ruthless Halep wins Wimbledon and stalls Serena

The evergreen American still has to wait for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

‘One of the best’: Federer downs Nadal to set up Djokovic Wimbledon title duel

Federer is the third oldest to play in a Grand Slam final after 39-year-old Ken Rosewall featured in the 1974 Wimbledon and US Open finals.

Flashback: Serena Williams’s seven Wimbledon titles

The evergreen tennis star is vying for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

Federer, Nadal braced for Wimbledon epic

Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, faces a semifinal ‘rookie’ in Roberto Bautista Agut.




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