After going down 0-6 in the first set Rafael Nadal fought back against young Dominic Thiem in a match that ended after four hours 49 minutes. The score read 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5). Nadal reached the US Open semi-finals with this thrilling victory.
After the first set debacle, Nadal came back strongly with winning the next two sets but Thiem took the fourth set and the match went into the decider. Last two sets of the match were decided by tie-breaker and this shows the intensity produced by both player.
Nadal will face third seed Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro for the semi-final match. Last year also the two players meet in the semi-final.