But he was walking with a hitch in his step and had the trainer out to retape the knee early in the second set. Del Potro had a 7-6 (3), 6-2 lead.
"I said to my box immediately that I felt something on the knee", Nadal said. But no, was not the day.
The lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium were on for the start of Nadal vs. del Potro, and they engaged in some terrific shotmaking during the first set. The Spaniard winced and limped in the second set. He had spent 15 hours 54 minutes on court leading up to the semi, and a big chunk of that came in his epic late-night quarter-final win over Dominic Thiem, which lasted four hours 49 minutes and ended shortly after 2am Wednesday. "You could imagine very hard for me to say goodbye before the match finish". I going to keep fighting and working hard to keep enjoying this tour and keep having chances to compete at the highest level.
"That was not a tennis match at the end". Nadal said. "It was just one player playing, the other one staying on the other side of the court".
Del Potro's take: "I like to play always with the number one of the world - doesn't matter the tournament or the conditions or the weather".
But first, he will have to defeat Del Potro, who represents a stiffer test for Djokovic than Nishikori. I got depressed for couple of months also, "Del Potro said".
"I don't like to see him suffering like today". He pulled out during an Australian Open quarterfinal with an upper right leg injury against Marin Cilic in January.
"This year have been a fantastic year until this moment", said Nadal. Tendonitis has dogged him. Djokovic, another player whose recent injury cost him time at the top of the tennis pyramid, won Wimbledon this year and is rounding into his elite form again.
"The problem is this time it was something a little bit more aggressive because it was in one movement". Was not something progressive. "I know how tough is this thing". "I know what is going on with the knee".
Both former champions in New York, Djokovic will be looking to deny the Argentine a second title after he went all the way in 2009. Nadal is the first man to retire from a semifinal or final at the U.S. Open since the professional era began in 1968.
He is 45-4 this season, with half the losses being injury retirements. I am playing well.
"I'm having two great years".
"I think that's very important".
"All my career everybody say that because of my style, I will have a short career".
Rafael Nadal tried to put a courageous face on it but the defending US Open champion could not hide his frustration after yet another physical setback denied him the chance to add to his haul of Grand Slam titles.
With six years on the 37-year-old Swiss, speculation would no doubt mount as to whether 31-year-old Djokovic - who looks fit, healthy and motivated after a lengthy lay-off with an elbow injury - could even surpass his 20 major haul. Djokovic faced only two break points, both in the second, and erased them both.
"I didn't expect to get this kind of emotions playing tennis again. I was a kid then; now I am much older".
The attacks are alleged to have been carried out from North Korea, China and other countries. "We will get it done together!" The charges were brought against Park as the Trump administration seeks to improve relations with North Korea.
The idea is to find the hottest player to fill out the team, and no one has been close to DeChambeau over the last two weeks. Though Woods has not won since 2013, he finished runner up at the Valspar Championship and PGA Championship this season.
In the second quarter, AWS booked $6.1 billion in sales (up 49%), and generated an operating income of $1.64 billion (up 79%). For graphic on Analyst Price Targets, click https://reut.rs/2NHwHQq The stock is up 74.5 percent year to date.
The courts shall decide their guilt or innocence. "I think Sessions is a very smart man and a man of integrity". Republicans control both the House and Senate and the elections will decide whether they keep their majorities.
Rafael Nadal watched as his opponent hit an overhead beyond the baseline on match point and then dropped his racket to his side. There are no chill Rafael Nadal matches, like oh cool, I'll watch some tennis and my blood pressure will stay level.
Most notable was the speed with which Amazon hit the milestone, with its shares having more than tripled in the past three years. Amazon crossed the $2,000 threshold for the first time on August 30 after doubling its price in just 10 months.
Erdogan has warned against such a catastrophic outcome, and has much at stake in efforts to prevent it at the Tehran summit. The Assad government was not directly represented at the summit, nor was the United States or other Western powers.
She called the story's publication "another example of the liberal media's concerted effort to discredit the President". At the same time , I can't say whether we would have done it or not, so I don't want to sound churlish.
The unusual timing of Kyl's appointment could work out for another Arizona Republican who wants to become a USA senator - Rep. Arizona voters will get to decide who should fill McCain's former seat in the 2020 election and then again in 2022.
You can find the full Captain Marvel feature over at EW, who will be releasing more exclusive content as the week goes on. Captain Marvel's debut is highly anticipated given the events of " Avengers: Infinity War ".
But insiders speculated the fallout could be worse than that from "Fire and Fury", given Woodward's storied reputation. Sessions has been a target of the president's wrath since recusing himself from the Russian Federation investigation.
He's been a lawyer in Washington since his retirement, and in recent months has been shepherding Judge Brett M. Ducey said he opted to "pick the best possible person, regardless of politics".
Explosive quotes from Bob Woodward's book about Trump
He's gone off the rails. "I spoke to you 20 years [ago] and I spoke to you a year and a half or two years ago". Let's kill the fucking lot of them", Trump reportedly told him. "We're going to be much more measured".
Apple refuses a giant iPhone Plus 2018
Here's a not particularly well-kept secret for you: us tech sites keep a check on which iPhone-related keywords are trending. As for the design of the new iPhones, all of them will feature a similar design to the previous generation of iPhones.
Tropical Storm Gordon Threatens Gulf Coast
A storm surge warning has been issued for the area stretching from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border. Communities along the coast provided sand and bags, and many hustled to protect their properties ahead of the storm.
Democrat Pressley shocks 20-year incumbent
In a speech after her win, Ms Pressley said: "Change is coming and the future belongs to all of us". In 2009, she was the first woman of colour ever elected to the Boston City Council.