Djokovic cruised through in straight sets against Millman.
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Nadal, the three-time champion, faces 2009 winner del Potro and is two wins from clinching an 18th Grand Slam title.This has been an unpredictable U.S. Open, however, with Federer knocked out by Australian world No. 55 John Millman in the fourth round and with Nadal coming close to joining his greatest rival at the exit door.The 32-year-old Nadal needed 4 hours, 49 minutes to get past Dominic Thiem 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) in an epic quarterfinal that concluded at just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. Now, in his seventh semifinal at the U.S. Open, Nadal is braced for another marathon with del Potro, the third seed.In July, Nadal came back from two sets to one down to beat del Potro in the Wimbledon quarterfinals after 4 hours, 48 minutes.Del Potro has unleashed 66 aces and spent 3 1/2 hours fewer on court than Nadal.
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