Novak Djokovic handles Kei Nishikori to set up delicious Del Potro showdown

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

On Sunday, the powerful Argentine with the massive forehand that zips along at more than 100 miles per hour will face two-time US Open champion Novak Djokovic, who defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the second semifinal Friday night.

Juan Martin del Potro, Novak Djokovic in US Open final as Nadal quits with knee injury "I know what I have", he said after limping off Arthur Ashe Stadium having lost two sets to third-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.

Devastated Rafael Nadal vowed the knee injury that forced him out of the US Open semi-final on Friday won't stop him chasing more Grand Slam glory. He will play the victor of last night's second semifinal between No. 6 seed Novak Djokovic and No. 21 Kei Nishikori.

World number one and defending champion Nadal, a three-time US Open champion takes on 2009 victor and world number three Del Potro in their third Grand Slam meeting this year.

Nadal's right leg was taped just below the knee in the first set and again in the second, after he had ripped off the tape.

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Nadal would figure to have a tougher time in his fourth meeting with del Potro in the last five Grand Slam tournaments.

The effort took its toll, with the Spaniard twice needing to have his right knee bandaged before calling it a day after the conclusion of the second set. Lot of people in this room, including myself, would never have thought that at the age of 32 I will be here fighting for titles, fighting for the first positions of the rankings.

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"I didn't know if I (would) be a tennis player again or not". As everybody knows, I had an issue, it was in the second or third match.

"I don't like to see him suffering like today". "I hate to retire, but staying one more set out there, playing like this, would be too much for me".

It was a cruel fate for Nadal who beat Kevin Anderson in the final a year ago and was aiming for his 18th major title. "The problem is this time was something little bit more aggressive because was in one movement. 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.

High on confidence after his Wimbledon triumph in July, the Serbian will undoubtedly start as the favourite against Del Potro on Sunday.

'Umpire should give Nick Kyrgios warning for unsportsmanlike behaviour because he is not trying and it's bad for the sport but no chances chair umpire can go down and have a discussion with one of the players.

"I will keep going".

"That's frustrating. Can't tell you another thing". I am enjoying on court.

"I'm having two great years". "All my career everybody said that because of my style, I will have a short career", he noted. He contemplated retiring in 2015, during a two-year stretch where he played just two tournaments. Now I'm much older.

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