Kei Nishikori cites Novak Djokovic's 'aggressive' play in US Open exit

US Open 2018 results: Juan Martin del Potro advances to finals after Rafael Nadal retires

Perhaps it's because del Potro was sandbagging.

A tired and wounded world No.1 Rafael Nadal has retired from his US Open semi-final while trailing Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (7-3) 6-2, sending Del Potro back to the Flushing Meadows final for the first time since his 2009 triumph.

Between del Potro's five-set victory over Roger Federer to claim the 2009 U.S. Open title and Sunday's final against Novak Djokovic, the 6-foot-6 Argentine underwent four wrist surgeries, including three on his left wrist that made it hard to hit a two-handed backhand properly.

"I was close to quit this sport because I couldn't find a way to fix my wrist problems". He rose after a quick chat, shook the chair umpire's hand and then told Del Potro. "That was the bad moment for me", said the 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) Argentine with the 100 miles per hour (160 kph) forehand and 135 miles per hour (215 kph) serves. I am having success at the age of 32. "And now I'm having a good present, looking forward for the future". "Everything is nearly ideal".

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.

No player has won back-to-back grand slam trophies since the 31-year-old champion completed a run of four in a row when he won at Roland Garros two years.

When he returned, he had to rebuild his backhand, first by relying exclusively on a slice, and only recently able to strike meaningful two-handed shots with confidence.

"They are very important for me to be in this stage at the moment because they were behind me in (those) years, trying to keep my mind in positive way, [to] never give up during my wrist problems", Del Potro said.

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. It was a familiar pain, one that he's dealt with off-and-on for years. I like to play big battles with other guys.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal, made an emotional statement after being forced to withdraw from his US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro yesterday.

Djokovic roared back into the spotlight when he ended a 54-week title drought in style by securing a fourth Wimbledon championship and 13th career Grand Slam crown with a performance that suggested he has plenty of majors left in him. "If not, I've been playing a great tournament and I will be happy anyway".

"I didn't know if I [would] be a tennis player again or not".

"I've played him many times on different occasions".

Nishikori, seeking to follow compatriot Naomi Osaka into a singles final at the US Open, faced immediate pressure and saved four break points in the second game of the match before Djokovic converted a fifth.

While we're on a stat kick, Djokovic will look to win Wimbledon and the US Open in the same season for the third time. "I don't like to see him suffering on court today". I have missed a lot of opportunities. "But at some point, you have to make a decision".

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