Sep 7, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal (ESP) celebrates after recording match point against Richard Gasquet (FRA) on day thirteen of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Rafael Nadal going to US Open finals

Rafael Nadal is going to face Novak Djokovic in the US Open final after taking down Richard Gasquet in three sets.

No. 2 Rafael Nadal defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2 on Saturday in the semifinals of the U.S. Open, advancing to his 12th final in 13 tournaments this year. Nadal will play No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Monday in their record 37th meeting.

From the article, there’s one cute little sentence that I laughed at:

But Gasquet couldn’t overcome Nadal’s pace and power. The Frenchman fell to 0-11 against his childhood rival.

Great rivalry there, huh? But, the post has great set by set analysis.

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