Nadal appeared to be having trouble with his right knee and even pointed to it while explaining to Del Potro his reason for retiring. And while he still had the devastating forehand that's been one of tennis' signature shots and carried him to the 2009 title, repeated wrist injuries had made him one dimensional on the backhand side. I didn't expect to get these kind of emotions playing tennis again. Reaching finals, winning titles, having my highest ranking ever in this moment.
Del Potro, 29, is in his second U.S. Open final nine years after reaching his first. "That is all", Nadalsaid in a post-match press conference.
"I think it was two-all in the first, 15-love, something like this in the first set, that I felt (something)", said Nadal.
The 31-year-old Serb, clearly enjoying the fruits of his labour, delivered a comprehensive performance against Nishikori as he served impeccably, was solid with his returns and dominated from the back of the court.
This regrouping, mentally and physically, is what tilted the balance as he let out a loud "Vamos" after winning the 69-minute long first set. "I was a kid then and now I'm much older". You could imagine [it was] very hard for me to say goodbye before the match finished. Six months off you are back.' I know what I have to do to be better as soon as possible.
He said: "Well, I personally like him very much, not just as a player but as a person".
Nadal already had the admiration of tennis fans for his relentless approach and unyielding competitive spirit. Del Potro, like Wawrinka, can become a unsafe opponent if he builds up some momentum and can draw the match into becoming a slug-fest from the baseline.
He said: "The worst moment was in 2015 when I was close to quitting this sport because I couldn't find a way to fix my wrist problems".
"Well, you see the friends who came to watch me?" "I was suffering a lot".
In 2010 he said an early goodbye in Australia at the hands of Andy Murray because of his right knee, while tendinitis again kept him from the London 2012 Olympic Games and he did not return until 2013.
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