Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic both won their third round matches at the 2016 US Open. The Spanish and Serbian pros will face in the semifinals if they win their next two matches.
The Nadal vs. Djokovic match-up will be one of the most anticipated in this Grand Slam tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Nadal is playing well at the US Open but the former world number one is not sure if he can sustain it.
“I don’t know in which kind of level I am,” Nadal stated to NDTV.com. “It’s true that when I had to stop I was playing great. I felt myself ready for the French. I don’t know where I am today. Only thing I know is I am happy.”
Nadal has struggled with injuries the past two seasons and this has caused him to drop in the ATP world rankings. If Nadal continues to play well, he can once again get nearer to his rivals Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer in the rankings.
Nadal described being happy on the court as the “most important thing” in his performance at the US Open.
Nadal has won his first three matches at the US Open beating Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, Andres Seppi of Italy, and Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia, all in straight sets.
Djokovic, the top player in the world, struggled in his first match against Jerzy Janowicz of Poland but won in four sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. Djokovic won his second match via walkover and got lucky again against Mikhail Youzhny, who retired in the first set.
A Nadal vs. Djokovic semifinal match-up is something the fans are looking forward to and both can make it happen the way they are playing the first few rounds of the Grand Slam tennis tournament.
Nadal is making no predictions but his play is pointing to the big Nadal vs. Djokovic match-up later this week.
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