translated from Spanish: The Potro-Nadal, a duel of old acquaintances and a history of high returned: day, schedule and TV

no doubt, Juan Martín De el Potro and Rafael Nadal star in the highlight of the semi-finals of the US Open, which will taste to end early. The duel will be this Friday, from the 17 of the Argentina, and will be televised by ESPN.

If it is numbers, the Spanish takes the lead. In the 17 Parties that fought, the world no.1 won 11 matches over 5 victories of the Argentine.

The last three duels between them were all in critical instances of Grand Slam tournaments and ended with Nadal holding. Interestingly, one of them was the semifinal of the U.S. Open last year, which ended 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2.

Meanwhile, the latest triumph of the Tower of Tandil occurred in Brazilian lands: in one of the semifinals of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, Argentina won 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) and secured an Olympic medal, which ended up being the silver after falling in the final before the Scot Andy Murray.

While history does not favor it, there is an encouraging precedent for del Potro: beat the native of Madrid in the semifinal of the open American of 2009, a year in which the Tandil its first Grand Slam champion was enshrined.

Beating the semifinals of del Potro: “with Rafa will be a battle, as always. With it I have to improve my performance with respect to which you I’m doing”.

“Nadal: I know that Delpo has been playing well so I will have to play at my highest level”.

Who arrive more rested?

While both arrive more rested than the other semi-finalists, Serbian Novak Djokovic and Japan’s Kei Nishikori, the Argentine has a slight advantage over the Spanish: del Potro ended play before John Isner at 19.00 last Tuesday, so it will have 70 hours of d escanso, eight more than Nadal, who sealed their passage to the next round at 3 o’clock in the morning on Wednesday.

Original source in Spanish

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