Rafael Nadal edges past Dominic Thiem in thriller; Serena Williams trounces Karolina Pliskova to reach US Open semi-finals [Photos]

Relive some of the key moments from the quarter-finals of the US Open, where defending champion Rafael Nadal edges past Dominic Thiem and Serena Williams overcomes Karolina Pliskova to reach the semi-finals.

FP Sports September 05, 2018 13:48:37 IST
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Dominic Thiem, of Austria in the quarter-finals.
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Dominic Thiem, of Austria in the quarter-finals.
Dominic Thiem, of Austria, reacts after losing a point. Ah, the frustration. AP
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Dominic Thiem, of Austria, reacts after losing a point. Ah, the frustration. AP
Defending champion Rafael Nadal hits a return to Dominic Thiem. AP
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Defending champion Rafael Nadal hits a return to Dominic Thiem. AP
Rafael Nadal wears a cooling vest and has a towel with ice placed around his neck during a changeover in his match against Dominic Thiem. AP
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Rafael Nadal wears a cooling vest and has a towel with ice placed around his neck during a changeover in his match against Dominic Thiem. AP
Serena Williams, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Karolina Pliskova. AP
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Serena Williams, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Karolina Pliskova. AP
Serena Williams shakes hands with Karolina Pliskova after Williams' 6-4, 6-3 win in the quarter-finals. AP
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Serena Williams shakes hands with Karolina Pliskova after Williams' 6-4, 6-3 win in the quarter-finals. AP
Juan Martin del Potro, left, of Argentina, hugs John Isner after del Potro defeated Isner. AP
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Juan Martin del Potro, left, of Argentina, hugs John Isner after del Potro defeated Isner. AP
Anastasija Sevastova, left, of Latvia, shakes hands with Sloane Stephens after Sevastova defeated Stephens during the quarter-finals. AP
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Anastasija Sevastova, left, of Latvia, shakes hands with Sloane Stephens after Sevastova defeated Stephens during the quarter-finals. AP