Second seed Rafael Nadal of Argentina overcame Argentine Diego Schwarzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 on Sunday and set a deadline in the United States semifinals, the last grand slam in tennis, with Italian Matteo Berettini.
This is the eighth win in eight games for Nadal, crowned three times in New York (2010, 2013 and 2017), against Schwarzman, in a game that ended late, the day before yesterday, New York. "The groups were clean but the challenge was big," said the 33-year-old Nadal, 33, a champion. "I knew his quality and his self-confidence." "In the semi-finals, I'm very happy." In the second quarter-final, Bertini, the 25th-ranked world number one, ended a long wait since 1977, becoming the first Italian player of that year to reach the semi-finals of the tournament, beating Frenchman Gael Monfils 13: 6-3, 6-3, 6 -2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), in a match that lasted three hours and 57 minutes.
Bertini, 23, is the first player from his country to reach the semi-finals since Corrado Barazzotti in 1977.
His previous best result at the Grand Slam tournament reached the fourth round, and he did so at Wimbledon in 2019, before losing to Roger Federer.
Bertini also became the fourth Italian to reach the semi-finals of the Grand Slam after Barazzotti, Adriano Banata, crowned champion of French Roland Garros in 1976, and Marco Chiquinato (Roland Garros semi-final 2018).
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