Once again, it was one match away to becoming a reality but alas! Federer was beaten in the Quarter final so we might have to wait for another time before we see their matchup at by the token we might never see a Federer vs Nadal at Flushing Meadows.
DEL POTRO PUNCTURED THE DREAM CLASH
Wednesday evening in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Juan Martin del Potro defeated Roger Federer to advance to the semifinals. In the process, he halted what would have been the first-ever US Open match up between the 2017 French Open champion and 15-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal and 2017 Australian Open and Wimbledon titlist and 19-time major victor Federer.
MEETING AT OTHER GRANDSLAMS
In total, Nadal and Federer have played four times at the Australian Open, five times at the French Open, three times at Wimbledon and on 20 occasions in Masters 1000 events. But they have never met at America’s Grand Slam, and they will not meet again in 2017.