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Order of play, Day 12: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic one game from final

Order of play, Day 12: Nadal and Djokovic one game from final
By Eurosport

06/09/2018 at 22:29Updated 06/09/2018 at 22:54

Day 12 of the US Open sees Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic feature in opposing semi-finals, looking to face off against each other in the final.

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  • R. Nadal (ESP) [1] vs. J. Del Potro (ARG) [3]
  • K. Nishikori (JPN) [21] vs. N. Djokovic (SRB) [6]

MATCH OF THE DAY

R. Nadal (ESP) [1] vs. J. Del Potro (ARG) [3]

Problems with his wrist have threatened Juan Martin Del Potro's career more than once, but he finally seems to have physical fitness secured and is seeded at number three, reflecting his recent consistency. Rafael Nadal had his own problems with injury, but this is a match between two of the best male players in the game, finally free of their injury doubts.

Rafael Nadal

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POTENTIAL UPSET OF THE DAY

K. Nishikori (JPN) [21] vs. N. Djokovic (SRB) [6]

Novak Djokovic is another player who has struggled with fitness of late, in a trend that has defined the men's game of late. Like Del Potro and Nadal, he appears to be battle hardened and match ready again, and Kei Nishikori should be on the back foot throughout. Nishikori, though, is no fool, and any problems will be quickly seized upon.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during break in play in his men's singles quarter-final match against John Millman of Australia on Day Ten of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2018 in the Flushing neighbo

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during break in play in his men's singles quarter-final match against John Millman of Australia on Day Ten of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2018 in the Flushing neighboGetty Images

ORDER OF PLAY DAY 12 - FULL SCHEDULE

Arthur Ashe Stadium Day session

MEN'S SINGLES - SEMI-FINALS

Not before 21:00 UK Time

R. Nadal (ESP) [1] vs. J. Del Potro (ARG) [3]

K. Nishikori (JPN) [21] vs. N. Djokovic (SRB) [6]

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