The whole world is praying hard for Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal (who are just one step away from a U.S. Open semi-final clash) to defeat their opponents so that the can meet at Flushing Meadows for the very first time, strange but true.The challenge to that epic encounter is the tricky challenger they would face in their respective quarter final matches.

MEN

Swiss Roger Federer, takes on Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro, the man who beat him in the 2009 final in New York.

Current world number one Rafael Nadal faces the impressive Russian 19-year-old Andrey Rublev, a player who has shown no fear in his run to the quarter-finals.

WOMEN

Women’s world number one Karolina Pliskova, who demolished Jennifer Brady 6-1 6-0 in the previous round, face off against another American when she plays 20th seed Coco Vandeweghe.

Madison Keys, one of four Americans in the quarter-finals this year, will play Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi, who is back to her best after almost two years off the courts because of an injury and a virus.

History calling

We already have two American ladies Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens squaring up in the first semi final and victorious for Coco and Keys in their Quarter final match will guarantee an all American finals for the womens final

 

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