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Rafael Nadal shows his warrior spirit to beat Del Potro and reach semi-finals

• Spaniard fights back to win 7-5, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4• Nadal will meet Novak Djokovic in last four on FridayA few hours after Roger Federer’s exit from the championships, the player most observers expected to be waiting for the defending champion a…

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Wimbledon day eight highlights: Williams joins Kerber, Goerges and Ostapenko in semis – video

Seven-time champion Serena Williams will face Julia Goreges in the last four after she recovered from a set down to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 against Camila Giorgi. Elsewhere, two-time champion Angelique Kerber saw off 21-year-old Daria Kasatkina and needed se…

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Wimbledon day four highlights: Muguruza bows out as Edmund advances – video

Kyle Edmund is the last Briton standing at Wimbledon after last year’s semi-finalist Johanna Konta crashed out, losing in the second round to unseeded Dominika Cibulkova. Edmund defeated Bradley Klahn 6-4 7-6(0) 6-2 to move into the third round of…

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Rafael Nadal dominates Del Potro to set up French Open final with Thiem

• Ten-times champion defeats Juan Martín del Potro 6-4, 6-1, 6-2• Dominic Thiem beats Marco Cecchinato to reach first slam finalSentiment rubbed up against reality here on Friday, as two underdogs bowed to the inevitable to leave Rafael Nadal and Domin…

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French Open quarter-finals: Nadal v Schwartzman and Cilic v Del Potro – live!

Quarter-finals resume before women’s semi-finalsMuguruza savours Halep duel after routing SharapovaAnd feel free to email Katy or tweet: @KatyMurrells 11.57am BST … and a delightful touch from Schwartzman gives him another break point! But some stunn…

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French Open quarter-finals: Muguruza v Sharapova, Halep v Kerber – live!

Nadal plays Schwartzman later, while Cilic faces Del PotroDjokovic unsure of Wimbledon after shock loss to CecchinatoAnd feel free to email Katy or tweet: @KatyMurrells 12.11pm BST Court Philippe Chatrier Garbine MUGURUZA (ESP) [3] vs Maria SHARAPOVA (…

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French Open 2018: Heather Watson, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal in action – live!

Live updates from day five at Roland GarrosNadal and Osaka expose surface tensions in ParisSend Katy an email | Tweet @KatyMurrells 10.46am BST Anything Stosur can do … Marin Cilic has just taken the first set by the same score on Philippe Chatrier …

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French Open 2018 day three – live!

Live updates from day three at Roland GarrosNorrie to face Pouille after breezing through first French testEmail or tweet Jacob 10.04am BST Players are out, balls are flying, racquets are swishing. Day three is underway! 8.21pm BST Hello. A first-round…

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Juan Martín del Potro beats Roger Federer at Indian Wells for first Masters title

Argentinian wins in three sets for world No1’s first loss of seasonNaomi Osaka wins first title of career with victory in women’s finalJuan Martín del Potro rallied from three match points down in the third set and beat top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-…

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Roger Federer v Juan Martín del Potro: Indian Wells men’s final – live!

Swiss and Argentinian meet in repeat of 2009 US Open finalEmail tom.lutz@theguardian.com or tweet @tom_lutz 7.25pm GMT The women’s final has just finished with Japan’s Naomi Osaka winning the biggest match of her life. She beat Russia’s Daria Kasatkina…

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Juan Martín del Potro running on empty for US Open semi against Rafael Nadal

Del Potro faces another superhuman effort against Nadal on Friday after knocking out Roger Federer and admitted he is ‘not in perfect condition’

When Juan Martín del Potro won his only major – here as a 20-year-old eight years ago – he had to beat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer back to back, a feat so awesome the Argentinian was acclaimed as the next star of the sport.

It did not quite work out like that. Wrist injuries, the rise of Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and, lately, a slew of young contenders with long hair and Russian roots, have conspired to make life hell for the amiable giant from Tandil. But he is back: now, faced with beating Federer and Nadal on the spin again, he has completed half the task and one more heroic victory against the Spaniard in the US Open semi‑finals on Friday will haul him back to the place of his greatest triumph in the final on Sunday.

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Mighty Juan Martín del Potro scuppers hopes of Federer-Nadal clash at US Open

  • Del Potro beats Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 to move into semi-final
  • Rafael Nadal awaits in final four after his win over Andrey Rublev

Riding an implausible wave of retro romance, Roger Federer, 36 and in sight of his third slam title of the year, foundered on the sharp rocks of hubris on day 10 of the US Open when Juan Martín del Potro ripped up his invitation to a semi-final against Rafael Nadal.

Instead, the big man from Tandil will be Nadal’s opponent on Friday. The world No1 leads him 8-5 over their careers, but only a brave bookmaker would make either of them a clear favourite. Earlier, Nadal, a two-time New York champion, was at his commanding best in dismissing the limp but fevered challenge of the Russian teenager, Andrey Rublev, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. That, though, was not a reliable guide to what awaits the Spanish clay-court supremo on Friday.

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Roger Federer v Juan Martin del Potro: US Open quarter-final – live!

  • Former US Open champions collide in rematch of epic 2009 final
  • Winner advances to face Nadal in Friday’s semi-final
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Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s Kevin Mitchell’s match report from today’s first men’s quarter-final.

Related: Rafael Nadal marches past Andrey Rublev into US Open semi-finals

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Juan Martin del Potro beats fever and Thiem in US Open thriller

2009 champion wins 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4 despite illnessArgentinian could play Roger Federer in quarter-finalsJuan Martin del Potro pulled off one of the great US Open comebacks against Dominic Thiem on Monday night, coming back from two sets down to…

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US Open, day three: Bouchard, Del Potro, Sharapova and more – live!

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Dimitrov and Kyrgios are the fifth and sixth favourites with the bookies for the title what with Murray, Djokovic and Wawrinka being absent. But they could have their work cut out to make it out of their respective sections of the draw: Dimitrov is in Nadal’s quarter, while Kyrgios could play Federer in the last eight.

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Speaking of Dimitrov, the rejuvenated Bulgarian has blitzed his way through the first set, 6-1, against the Czech Vaclav Safranek, and leads 4-2 in the second.

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Juan Martín del Potro doubtful over fitness for Australian Open

  • World No38 says he needs to be fit enough to last a whole season
  • Argentine also fears he may be forced to miss Davis Cup tie against Italy

The former US Open champion, Juan Martín del Potro, has said he is unlikely to be fit enough to play in next month’s Australian Open while casting doubt on whether he would play in the Davis Cup first round tie at home to Italy in February when Argentina begin the defence of their title.

Related: Petra Kvitova ‘fortunate to be alive’ after attack by knife-wielding intruder

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Juan Martín del Potro inspires Argentina to first Davis Cup title in Croatia

• Del Potro comes back from two sets down against Marin Cilic to level tie at 2-2
• Federico Delbonis sweeps past Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to seal win

Argentina have won the Davis Cup for the first time after Juan Martín del Potro, playing with a broken finger in his left hand, inspired a stirring comeback against the hosts, Croatia, in the final.

Heading into the final day in Zagreb 2-1 ahead, Croatia were on the verge of victory when Marin Cilic surged into a two-set lead against Del Potro but the 2009 US Open champion battled back to level the match at 2-2 with a 6-7, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 win. That set the stage for a deciding rubber and Federico Delbonis swept past Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to seal victory for Argentina, who had lost their four previous finals. It is the seventh time in Davis Cup history that a country has come from 2-1 down in the final to become champions. Out of the game for nearly two years and forced to undergo three wrist operations Del Potro’s comeback has been the feelgood story for tennis in 2016.

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Juan Martín Del Potro beats Jack Sock in Stockholm Open to end long title wait

• Del Potro beats world No23 Sock 7-5, 6-1 for first title since January 2014
• ‘After many problems with my wrist, this means something very big to me’

Juan Martín Del Potro returned to the ATP Tour winners’ circle for the first time in almost three years with a straight-sets victory over Jack Sock, the 23rd-ranked American, in the final of the Stockholm Open. The towering Argentine, who returned to competitive action at Delray Beach in February after almost a year on the sidelines with a wrist injury, won 7-5, 6-1.

For a player whose career has followed a chequered path since 2009, when he bludgeoned his way past Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to claim the US Open title, the victory marked another significant stride on the road to recovery.

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Juan Martín Del Potro beats Jack Sock in Stockholm Open to end long title wait

• Del Potro beats world No23 Sock 7-5, 6-1 for first title since January 2014
• ‘After many problems with my wrist, this means something very big to me’

Juan Martín Del Potro returned to the ATP Tour winners’ circle for the first time in almost three years with a straight-sets victory over Jack Sock, the 23rd-ranked American, in the final of the Stockholm Open. The towering Argentine, who returned to competitive action at Delray Beach in February after almost a year on the sidelines with a wrist injury, won 7-5, 6-1.

For a player whose career has followed a chequered path since 2009, when he bludgeoned his way past Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to claim the US Open title, the victory marked another significant stride on the road to recovery.

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Argentina’s Davis Cup gamble pays off to leave Britain’s Dan Evans devastated

• Argentina rested best player Juan Martín del Potro for the final rubber
• Stepping in, Guido Pella beat Dan Evans in straight sets to seal final place

In one of the great sporting gambles of the year, Juan Martín del Potro stepped down from the deciding rubber of the Davis Cup semi-final against Great Britain to watch his Argentine compatriot Leonardo Mayer beat Dan Evans over four agonising sets.

The visitors’ best player, who was exhausted after beating Andy Murray in five hours and seven minutes on day one and losing against him and his brother Jamie in nearly three hours in the doubles on day two, surprised everyone by declining to play the match that broke the 2-2 deadlock on Sunday afternoon. But Mayer, ranked No114 in the world, played his best tennis of the year and struck 15 aces to blow Evans off the court 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in 2hr 44min.

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