U.S. Open: Del Potro Ready For Showdown With Nadal

Juan Martin Del Potro is high on confidence as he gets set to face Rafael Nadal in the semifinal of the ongoing U.S Open Grand Slam tournament.

The Argentine star who out served Roger Federer in the quarter final is hoping he can conquer another big name in Nadal as he eyes his second U.S Open title.

”Tomorrow is going to be a different match than the past,” he said.

”He’s (Nadal) the number one player in the world and he’s playing so confident this tournament.

”He’s a lefty guy, so he has a chance to find easily my backhand. So I don’t know what’s going to be my strategy.

“But for sure I will try to make winners with my forehands and don’t run too much, because my legs are tired. But it will be an interesting match to play.”

When they played in 2009, Del Potro smashed Nadal off the court with a blistering performance, dropping just six games.

Eight years on and after so many injuries, Del Potro’s backhand is not yet back to where it was but he was encouraged by the way it held up against Federer.

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