Nadal, who had never before retired from a U.S. Open match, showed signs of distress nearly from the start as he limped noticeably after a grueling 69-minute opening set.
The Spaniard was simply unable to recover and had his knee attended to again in the second set as Del Potro marched through to take it 6-2 with minimal trouble.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates match point against John Millman of Australia in a quarter-final match on day ten of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his US Open semifinal, on what he called "a bad movement". After that, I was just trying to see if in some moment the thing can improve during the match. But no, was not the day.
"Well, it will be a hard match because we are close friends", he said. But at some point you have to take a decision.
Del Potro, a man far too familiar with his body letting him down, is probably the last person who would have wanted to progress in such a manner but surely no player deserves a kind break more.
"That was not a tennis match at the end, no? Just one player playing, the other staying on one side of the court", Nadal said. "I hate to retire, but to stay one more set out there playing like this will be too much for me".
"I always believed I could come back relatively quickly to the level of tennis I was playing", Djokovic said.
"I didn't expect to get to another Grand Slam final in my favourite tournament. It's about not having the chance to fight for it", Nadal, who retired in his Australian Open quarter-final against Marin Cilic with a torn inner hip muscle, added.
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An elbow injury in 2003 prevented his expected French Open debut that year and a stress fracture in one ankle kept him out of Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2004. Tendonitis has dogged him.
"But we've played 18 times against each other". Was not something progressive.
"I know what is going on with the knee". I know how much frustration there can be when you can't do the thing that you want to do. Is maybe an injury that in one week you feel better, is an injury that maybe in six months you don't feel better.
"I will keep going". Initially able only to hit slice backhands, Del Potro began to trust his two-hander more and, with it, the 29-year-old again became a major force.
Del Potro beat Nadal in the last four at Flushing Meadows nine years ago on his way to the title, but had suffered misery in recent contests with the Spaniard, losing three successive slam meetings starting with a defeat at this stage of the 2017 US Open.
He is 45-4 this season, with half the losses being injury retirements.
'I said to my box immediately that I felt something on the knee. I am enjoying being on court. I am very competitive at the age of 32. "I think the key of the match was the first set".
"All my career everybody said that because of my style, I will have a short career", he noted.
Where is Rafael Nadal vs Juan Martin del Potro taking place? . Two of them I had to retire. Now I'm much older.
For Osaka, who is 20, this is her first trip past the fourth round at a major. "I hate matches like this", said Tsurenko. Cilic has made two grand slam finals since but Nishikori has never been back and will now take on either twice U.S.
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