Rafael Nadal emphasised his standing as the favorite to win the US Open having a straight-sets win from a Diego Schwartzman.
The world leads from the first and second collections as Schwartzman rallied each time to regain parity, only for the Spaniard to win both sets.
Nadal conquered the Argentine seed 6-4 7-5 6-2 about the Arthur Ashe Stadium following two weeks and 47 minutes to close in on a fourth title at Flushing Meadows.
The Spaniard will face Italian Matteo Berrettini at the previous four after the 24th seed attained his first Grand Slam semi-final using a five-set success against Gael Monfils.
When he wins his next two matches, nadal will proceed within a few of Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles in men’s tennis and three clear of world # 1 Novak Djokovic.
«It had been straight sets but a significant obstacle,» Nadal said. «To see myself in the position to lose both breaks in a row was demanding.
«But I am super happy with the way I recognized the challenge. Here I’m, semi-finals, it means everything.
«Physically I’m fine. Today proved to be a significant day humidity, and that I sweat a lot. The last few games I felt good, although I had some minutes at the end of the set and start of the third.
«Berrettini? I saw him perform. He can be optimistic, and has big serves, forehands that are large. So it will be a significant challenge, he makes big steps forward each week. But today is the second to continue going.»
Nadal was wayward with his forehand in the opening two places from a place because he left hard work of positions at 4-0 and 5-1 at each.
But the three-time winner regained his composure to win the most points at the phases to make sure that he held a lead.
Worries injury might thwart his pursuit of the name eased because he won the final four games of their game, although nadal received therapy early by the coach for a forearm problem.
«Physically I am fine,» added Nadal. «Today was a really heavy day. Significant humidity. I’m this sort of player.
«Occasionally under these circumstances it’s tough, but honestly I am happy that I had some critical moments in the end of their second and the start of the third»
Fifth seed Daniil Medvedev will face former world # 3 Grigor Dimitrov in the other last four experience.
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