Nadal has found a way again to take the second set 7-5. He served for the second set twice but Schwartzman managed to break him back on both occasions only to lose his serve 5-6 down to lose another set in disappointing fashion. Nadal now has one foot in the semi-final.Nadal took the first set against Schwartzman 6-4 after a seesaw battle. Nadal started like an express getting a double break and going 4-0 up in the quarter-final. Schwartzman, however, stormed right back from there and took the next four games to make it 4-4. However, Nadal fended off a couple of break points in the seventh game to go 5-4 up. With Schwartzman serving to stay in the set, he made a couple of backhand errors and now trails in the match.With Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic out of the US Open, this is Rafael Nadal’s golden chance to get his hands on a fourth title in New York. Nadal last won the US Open in 2017, where he beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in straight sets. Last year, Nadal had reached the semi-final but had to retire midway due to injury.Nadal’s journey to the quarter-final has been fairly simple, where he beat his opponents in straight sets twice in the first three rounds with his second round being a walkover. He was taken to four sets by Marin Cilic in the pre-quarterfinals but the Spaniard came out with flying colours, even executing a scintillating around the net shot. The match was being played at the biggest tennis court in the world, Arthur Ashe Stadium.