Rafael Nadal vs Juan Martin Del Potro
Rafael Nadal 0-6 6-4 7-5 6-7 7-6 Dominic Thiem
Juan Martin Del Potro 6-7 6-3 7-6 6-2 John Isner
Number one seed Nadal came through a tough game against Austrian Thiem. After suffering a shock 0-6 first set loss, the Spaniard rallied and won in 5 sets. Del Potro managed to slug it out against John Isner. Del Potro comes in as the number 3 seed here, which goes to show it will not be easy for Nadal. I can see this going all the way with Rafa triumphing in 5 sets.
Verdict – Rafael Nadal 3-2 Juan Martin Del Potro (5/1)
Kei Nishikori vs Novak Djokovic
Marin Cilic 6-2 4-6 6-7 6-4 4-6 Kei Nishikori
Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4 6-4 John Millman
Japanese number one Nishikori came through the quarter finals against Cilic in a real battle in the heat of New York. Both players made endless unforced errors and Nishikori will not survive long against Djokovic playing like that. The Serb had a tough, but in the end comfortable, quarter final against Roger Federer’s conqueror John Millman. Can’t see anything other than a Djokovic win here.
Verdict – Nishikori 0-3 Djokovic (11/10)