PHOTOS/VIDEO: 2019 US Open QF Rafael Nadal vs. Diego Schwartzman
2019 US Open QF Rafael Nadal bt. Diego Schwartzman 6-4 7-5 6-2
Next opponent - Matteo Berrettini
"Diego is playing unbelievable. I need to play my best in the next round to have the chance to be in the semi-finals."
"He's one of the best players of the world. When he's playing well, he's able to win against everybody. Tonight was for me a tough match. I'm very happy for the victory."
“I am super happy in the way that I accepted the situation. I accepted the challenge and just kept going, point by point".
“Here I am, in semifinals, and that’s super important for me. It means everything.”
About his next opponent, Nadal said, “He is hitting huge. Big, big serves. Big forehands. Moving well and is super confident".
“He is a player who is making big steps forward, so it will be another big challenge.”
"I really believe that if you want to win tournaments, you need to go through tough opponents like I had against Marin, today against Diego. He was playing great the whole event and now [Matteo is] another player that is playing great. Let's see. I need to play my best, and I think today I made a step forward."
"I'm feeling good. Today was a very humid day, very heavy day. I had some cramps in the end of the second and first five games, six games of the third. And then I took some salt, that's all, and then it was over. The body is in good shape, I think. No big problems. Just of course now I'm a little bit tired, long day, 1:30 am, need to go to sleep. But I really believe that I'm going to be in good shape."