Rafael Nadal going to US Open finals

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 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.

Topics: Rafael Nadal, Richard Gasquet, US Open Final

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