'I'll be back' vows Nadal after injury halts US Open repeat bid

'I'll be back' vows Nadal after injury halts US Open repeat bid

With conditions much cooler than they have been for most of the tournament, Djokovic finally looked comfortable on Arthur Ashe Stadium and responded with his best performance to defeat Nishikori 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

Novak Djokovic hailed Juan Martin del Potro as a "gentle giant" but he'll have no hesitation in attempting to cut his close friend down to size in Sunday's US Open final.

Nadal stopped playing after dropping the opening two sets Friday night, putting Juan Martin del Potro back in a Grand Slam final for the first time since he won the 2009 title at Flushing Meadows.

He has resurrected his career impressively after minor surgery on his long-term elbow injury, which kept him out of the game for six months previous year.

During the sixth game of the second set, after the chair umpire had made a call that Nadal thought came before the ball landed, he approached the chair and said, "It's OK, I'm going to retire because I'm so hurt on the knee, but you are not good on this one".

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"We've never faced each other in a Grand Slam final so that will be something new for both of us", Djokovic said. Bizarrely, he warned James Keothavong midway through the second set that...

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"I think it was two-all in the first, 15-love, something like this, that I felt [something]".

"I didn't know if I (would) be a tennis player again or not".

The Serb held comfortably and crafted five break points in the second game of the match, converting the fifth.

"At the same time, on the other hand, I am going to keep going and keep working hard to keep having opportunities". "I will have to play at my highest level to keep having chances of success". "This year has been fantastic until this moment", he added. "This time it was a little bit more aggressive with my movement", said Nadal.

Del Potro's game couldn't be much more different and Djokovic will have to come up with the answers to the vast firepower at the Argentine's disposal. "Could have been better playing the final again, but maybe the my next chance".

Third seed Del Potro, the champion in 2009, was 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 ahead when Nadal retired. After losing the first three matches of his comeback this year, he has gone on to reach the quarter-finals at Roland Garros, lose to Nadal in the semi-finals in Rome and in the Queen's final to Cilic, before beating Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon final. "I know what is going on with the knee".

The 32-year-old has long suffered with tendinitis in his knees, presumably brought about by his intense style of play - his mobility is perhaps his greatest asset, especially his ability to change direction during the course of a point. "Especially after coming from injury, I'm enjoying this challenge". "I didn't expect to get in another Grand Slam final". "I was a kid then; now I am much older".

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