US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal exudes dominance in semi-final, but Matteo Berrettini doesn't go without a fight
The odds were firmly on Rafael Nadal to beat Matteo Berrettini the US Open semi-final, as they likely are on him to win the title here at Flushing Meadows
There will be something for every age at the US Open this weekend with golden oldies Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams looking for more US Open Grand Slam glory and Daniil Medvedev and teenager Bianca Andreescu poised to usher in a new era.
33-year-old Rafael Nadal will play for his fourth US Open crown on Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium against Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev
US Open 2019 Highlights, Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini, semi-finals tennis match: Nadal sets up Medvedev final
Catch all the updates from the US Open men's singles semifinals between Daniil Medvedev vs Grigor Dimitrov and Rafael Nadal vs Matteo Berrettini.
US Open 2019, men's semi-final preview: Berrettini looks to pull off Italian job against Nadal; resurgent Dimitrov faces in-form Medvedev
Of the last four standing, Nadal is a million miles ahead of the rest in terms of experience at achievement. He has 18 Grand Slam titles to his name, has played in 26 major finals and will be playing his 33rd major semi-final on Friday evening.
US Open 2019: Matteo Berrettini's hammering forehand, new-found confidence propel him into final four
Standing at 6’5, the broad-shouldered Berrettini plays the big man tennis, his serves booming, his forehand falling like a hammer.
Second seed Nadal, a three-time champion in New York, will play Italy's Matteo Berrettini for a berth in the final after the 18-time Grand Slam winner overcame a gritty performance from the 5ft 7in (1.70m) Schwartzman.
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman; Matteo Berrettini becomes first Italian in last four in 42 years
Rafael Nadal will play Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the US Open semi-finals after the 18-time Grand Slam champion defeated Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman in straight sets to set up semi-final clash with Matteo Berrettini
Second seed Nadal -- a winner at Flushing Meadows in 2010, 2013 and 2017 -- beat a spirited Schwartzman for the eighth time in as many meetings in a match that finished early Thursday morning.
US Open 2019: 'I know how to bounce back', says Gael Monfils after losing to Matteo Barrettini in quarter-final
Monfils fell short in his bid to reach a second US Open semi-final, having also missed out in 2014 after squandering two match points in the last eight against Roger Federer.
US Open 2019: Matteo Berrettini says 'tough to focus' after dream win over Gael Monfils to enter semis
Matteo Berrettini said he was "dreaming" after edging Gael Monfils in a thrilling five-set tussle Wednesday to become the first Italian to reach the men's US Open semi-finals since 1977.
US Open 2019: Matteo Berrettini outlasts Gael Monfils in epic to reach semis; first Italian man in last-four at US Open since 1977
Berrettini, the 24th seed, matched Corrado Barazzutti's run to the last four in 1977 after outlasting 13th-seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) in three hours and 57 minutes.
US Open 2019 Highlights, Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman quarter-final tennis match: Nadal to face Berrettini in semis
Follow our blog of all the action from the US Open as eight quarter-finalists battle for four spots in the men's and women's singles semi-finals.
US Open 2019: Off the court chemistry and romance powers Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils onward in New York
Elina Svitolina, 24, credits Gael Monfils with helping raise her game as she looks to translate last year's WTA Finals success in Singapore into a maiden Grand Slam singles triumph for Ukraine.
US Open 2019: Matteo Berrettini inspired by countryman Corrado Barazzutti as he becomes second Italian to reach quarter-finals
Berrettini became just the second Italian man to progress to the US Open quarter-finals 42 years after Corrado Barazzutti's run to the last four in New York
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Marin Cilic in four sets, sets up quarter-final clash against Argentine Diego Schwartzman
Zverev rolled through the opening set against Schwartzman under the roof on Ashe during a rainy afternoon session, but he lost his way to go down 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
In other action, German sixth seed Alexander Zverev will face Argentine Diego Schwartzman while Russian Andrey Rublev meets Italian Matteo Berrettini.
Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal ease in last 8; Simona Halep ends Coco Gauff's dream run
Serena Williams eased into the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the 14th time by beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-2 on No. 1 Court.
French Open 2019: Decline of claycourt specialists has led to puzzling change in the competitiveness at Roland Garros
The decline of claycourt specialists has brought about monopoly in the men's tournament and mayhem in the women's tournament at the French Open.
Rome Masters: Alexander Zverev suffers defeat against Matteo Berrettini in second round; David Goffin beats Stan Wawrinka
Germany's Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Italian Open on Tuesday with a 7-5, 7-5 loss to Italian wild card Matteo Berrettini in the second round.