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Sports News
Nadal wins epic struggle to reach US Open last 16 for 10th time
 
New York, Sep 1 (AFP) World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal came back from a set and break down to defeat big-hitting Karen Khachanov 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) and reach the US Open fourth round.

The top seeded Spaniard triumphed after an epic 4 hour 23 minute struggle on Arthur Ashe Stadium in a match where the 22-year-old Khachanov had served for a two sets to love lead in the 10th game of the second set and had a set point in the fourth-set tiebreaker on Friday.

Nadal, seeking a fourth US Open title and 18th major, will face Georgia's world number 37 Nikoloz Basilashvili for a place in the quarter-finals.

Basilashvili reached the last-16 of a Slam for the first time by seeing off Argentina's Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7/4).

"Karen played well. He's improving always. He's young. He has everything. I really see him winning a lot of matches in his career," said Nadal who has now reached the fourth round in New York for the 10th time.

"For me personally, it was a physical, demanding match. It was mentally demanding."

Khachanov, 22 and bidding to make the last 16 of a Slam for the third time this year, took the opener while Nadal, who converted just one of five break points in the set, needed strapping to support his right knee in the changeover.

"I am going to be at 100% for the next match," explained Nadal.

The top seed was quickly down 3-1 in the second set before battling back to 4-4.

Khachanov cracked when serving for a two sets lead in the 10th game.

- Anderson wins in five -

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Nadal took advantage with a love service hold and a break to level the contest just moments after the roof was closed.

A thrilling tiebreak settled the third set with Nadal clinching it after a lung-busting 39-shot rally on a fifth set point.

But the drama wasn't over as Nadal was broken in the 10th game of the fourth set as he served for the match He then had to save a set point in the 12th game before cruising through the tiebreaker to claim his 25th win against just one loss since capturing an 11th Roland Garros title in June.

"I gave everything I had. Just a few points difference and it could go another way. Big respect to Rafa. That's why he's No. 1, such a great fighter," said Khachanov.

South Africa's Kevin Anderson, who was runner-up to Nadal last year, outlasted Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 as the roof on the new Louis Armstrong Stadium was closed for the first time.

"Felt like being in a coliseum. Constant noise going on the whole time," said Anderson after his second five-setter in three rounds.

The fifth seed, runner-up to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, next faces ninth-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem, who made the last 16 for the fourth time in five years with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 victory over American Taylor Fritz.

Thiem has now put together three wins in a row for the first time since finishing runner-up to Nadal at Roland Garros.

John Isner, the last American man standing, fired 34 aces, 85 winners and saved the three break points he faced in beating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (10/8), 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 7-5.

He will face Milos Raonic who put out 2016 champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, 6-3.

Croatian 20th seed Borna Coric made the last 16 of a Slam for the first time with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 victory over Russia's Daniil Medvedev.


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Shahbaz Nadeem claims eight wickets; breaks List A world record
BAI distributes 1.6 crore to state Association
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China Open: Sindhu enters pre-quarters, Saina loses
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English summer: Virat the batsman wins, Virat the captain loses
Fifth Test: England outclass India by 118 runs, clinch series 4-1
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Smriti Mandhana shines as Indian women’s cricket team beat Sri Lanka
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US Open 2018: Djokovic reclaims crown in an emphatic manner
KERALA NEWS
Kannur International Airport: Kerala to be the first state with four international airports
 Malappuram: With Kannur International Airport becoming operational, Kerala will be the first state i  
Bar bribery case: Court dismisses the vigilance report
State Kalolsavam to be held in December
Actor Captain Raju passes away at 68
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Kim, Moon join hands on peak of sacred North Korean volcano
 (Pyongyang, Sep 20, 2018):The leaders of the rival Koreas took to the road for the final day
Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms
Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'
100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria: relief agency
NATIONAL NEWS
CAT 2018: Registration extended to Sept 26; Admit card to Release on Oct 24
 CAT is one of the most sought after exam in the country for candidates possessing a Bachelor’s degre
2 history-sheeters arrested following encounter: Police
Attack on Cong workers in Chhattisgarh is political persecution: Rahul Gandhi
Instant Triple Talaq to be criminal offence
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