NEW YORK (AP) – The latest in the open tennis tournament of the United States (all local times):
Defending champion Rafael Nadal was surprised in the first set of his quarterfinals of the US Open before returning to beat No. 9 seed Dominic Thiem 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4 ), 7-6 (5) in 4 hours, 49 minutes.
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts during a match against Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the quarterfinals of the open US tennis tournament. UU Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Adam Hunger)
It was only the fourth time in 282 Grand Slam games in his career that Nadal lost a set by a score of 6-0. It's the first time the game has won after that kind of start.
This was never easy: Nadal was followed by a break in the third set before taking it. He was two points shy of victory at the end of the fourth set before being pushed to a fifth, where he was two points from a loss.
But Nadal endured and qualified for the semifinals in a third consecutive major tournament, as he bets for a fourth US Open title and the 18th Grand Slam trophy in general.
He will face the 2009 champion Juan Martín del Potro next.
Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem are heading for a fifth set in the quarterfinals of the United States.
Nadal was surprisingly closed in the first set by a score of 6-0, before returning to take the next two 6-4, 7-5. But after Nadal was within two points of the victory, Thiem ended up taking the fourth set 7-6 (4).
This is a rematch of the final of the French Open, won by Nadal in June.
Nadal is competing for a fourth open title of EE. UU And the 18th Grand Slam trophy in general. Thiem has never won a big tournament.
The winner of this match will face the 2009 champion Juan Martín del Potro in the semifinals.
Serena Williams had a slow start to take eight consecutive games and beat the 2016 finalist, Karolina Pliskova, 6-4, 6-3 for a place in the semifinals of the US Open.
Williams delivered 13 aces, part of a 35-12 lead in the winners.
But he lost for a break in the first set, and then was one point behind the 4-1, before changing things.
Williams reached her thirty-sixth Grand Slam semifinal and her twelfth in Flushing Meadows, where she is six times champion.
Pliskova is the last woman to defeat Williams at the US Open, knocking her out in the semifinals two years ago. Williams missed the US Open. UU A year ago because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament.
Juan Martin del Potro beat John Isner to make a second semifinal of the US Open. UU And extend the drought of the Americans in the host tournament.
The 2009 champion won 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 and will face top-ranked Rafael Nadal or No. 9 Dominic Thiem in the semifinals. Nadal beat Al Potro last year in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows, and again this year in the semifinals of the French Open.
Isner was trying to become the first American man to reach the semifinals of the US Open from Andy Roddick in 2006.
As one American star lost in the main draw on Tuesday, another of the rising stars of the country was on display at the US Open.
First-seeded Cori "Coco" Gauff won her second-round match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, over Romanian Selma Stefania Cadar, before the youth matches were suspended due to the heat.
The 14-year-old enters this tournament as the second best player in the world after winning the girls' title at the French Open earlier this year. She received a wild card at the US Open last year and became the youngest player to reach the women's final.
Gauff's father, Corey, played basketball at Georgia State and his mother, Candi, ran at Florida State.
Gauff said she tried both sports, but found her niche with tennis.
Gauff received a wild card this year in the playoffs for the main draw at Flushing Meadows, but lost 6-4, 6-1 against Heather Watson of England.
Defending champion Sloane Stephens has been eliminated from the US Open. UU In straight sets.
Anastasija Sevastova, the No. 19 seed, dominated Stephens 6-2, 6-3 to reach her first semifinal at Flushing Meadows after reaching the quarterfinals in the last two years.
Stephens beat Sevastova a year ago on his way to the title, but he had no answer for the Latvian on Tuesday.
Sevastova entered the match after having broken her opponent's serve a leading tournament 23 times. She broke Stephens twice in the first set, even in love in the final game.
She broke again to go up 2-0 in the second set before Stephens, begging herself to fight, backed off.
But Sevastova broke again to go up 3-1.
Then he dropped the racket and brought his hands to his face when a shot from Stephens entered the net at the end of the game.
The extreme heat policy is in effect for the second consecutive day in the United States Open.
A 10-minute break between the second and third sets of individual women's matches will be allowed if any of the players requests it. For the men's individual matches, the break would come between the third and fourth sets.
Politics is a rule in the women's tour but not in the men's tour. US officials began to put it into play last week, when temperatures soared for the first time in the mid-1990s. The policy was in effect from Tuesday to Thursday.
It was 86 degrees just before the start of Tuesday's quarterfinals between Anastasija Sevastova and defending champion Sloane Stevens at Arthur Ashe Stadium, with temperatures expected to rise to 90.
Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens can give the United States two semifinalists in the United States, one year after the four women's finalists.
And for the first time since 2006, the host country can also have a man there.
Williams and Stephens first have to win quarterfinal matches on Tuesday. Defensive champion Stephens is first at Arthur Ashe Stadium, facing No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova in a rematch of Stephens' three-set victory in the same round at Flushing Meadows last year.
Williams, seeded number 17, meets the last player who defeated her at the US Open. Karolina Pliskova, the No. 8 seed, knocked out Williams in the 2016 semifinals before the 23-time Grand Slam champion missed last year's tournament when she gave birth.
For the men's side, defending champion Rafael Nadal will face Dominic Thiem at night in a rematch of Nadal's victory at the French Open, and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will play against John Isner at the other quarterfinals.
If Isner wins, he would be the first American in the semifinals of the US Open since Andy Roddick in 2006.
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, comes to hit with the reverse to Dominic Thiem, from Austria, during the quarterfinals of the open tennis tournament of the United States, on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Jason DeCrow)
Dominic Thiem, from Austria, reacts after losing a point to Rafael Nadal of Spain during the quarterfinals of the United States tennis tournament on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Jason DeCrow)
Serena Williams, from the United States, is looking for a hit by Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during the quarterfinals of the US open tennis tournament. UU Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Adam Hunger)
Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, returns a shot to John Isner during the quarterfinals of the open tennis tournament of the United States, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)
John Isner reacts after missing a shot against Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during the quarterfinals of the United States tennis tournament, on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)
ARCHIVE – In this archive photo of June 9, 2018, Cori Gauff is reflected in her trophy after defeating Caty McNally in the final women's singles match of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. Venus and Serena Williams remain an almost constant presence in the United States Open since the debut of Arthur Ashe Stadium 21 years ago. His 30 Grand Slam titles combined have left a mark on aspiring young players and on the tennis scene. Gauff, the no. 1 junior, once practiced in the same parks in Delray Beach, Florida, as the Williams sisters. (AP Photo / Thibault Camus, Archive)
Sloane Stephens reacts during her match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during the quarterfinals of the United States tennis tournament on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Andres Kudacki)
Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia reacts after defeating Sloane Stephens during the quarterfinals of the United States Open Tennis Tournament on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)
Serena Williams chases a shot by Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the fourth round of the United States tennis tournament, on Sunday, September 2, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)
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