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Wimbledon 2018, Men's Singles, Quarterfinal: Rafael Nadal vs Juan Martin del Potro, Live Match Updates

Nadal beats Del Potro 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 6-4
Updated: 12 July 2018 01:24 IST - Published: 11 July 2018 21:08 IST
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That's all the live action from the Wimbledon quarterfinals as World No.1 Rafael Nadal books his place in the final four of the Championship. Nadal will take on Serbian Novak Djokovic for a spot in the final.
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Nadal is into the final four!! Juan Martin Del Potro gave a superb fight to the Spaniard winning the 2nd and 3rd set but Rafa displayed great grit to win the match.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 6-4 Del Potro
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With survival in the match at stake, Del Potro produces a strong, quick service game to make it 4-5 in the fifth set of the quarterfinal.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 5-4 Del Potro
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After what seemed like an endless game, Nadal finally manages to win it with a superb winner off his forehand. Del Potro did his ulterior best to keep forcing the deuce but the Spaniard's determination kept him going. Del Potro will serve to stay in the tournament.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 5-3 Del Potro
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Nadal produces two superb winners at the start to pressurize the Del Potro serve. The World No.5 recovers well to clinch the game with a strong forehand winner after a good serve.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 4-3 Del Potro
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Nadal' serve was in danger but Del Potro failed on his trusted forehand missing out on the opportunity at 30-40. Nadal was tested again by the Argentine but persisted with his serve to make it 4-2 in the final set.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 4-2 Del Potro
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Del Potro's service is broken by Nadal with a superb backhand winner at 30-40. Nadal had slipped up a couple of times in the match with his footing but recovered well to make it 3-2 in his favor on serve.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 3-2 Del Potro
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Nadal's service game is challenged by Del Potro who produces a good forehand winner at 40-30 but the Spaniard clinches it in the end to make it 2-2.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 2-2 Del Potro
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Great rally between the players at 30-30 which sees a superb dive from Del Potro clinch the point. Nadal kept forcing the game into deuce but Del Potro prevails it in the end. The game lasted a duration of more than 9 minutes.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 1-2 Del Potro
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And it is Nadal now who gets the first game on the board with a quick service game. One each in the final set.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 1-1 Del Potro
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Del Potro starts out strong in the final set and wins an easy service game to begin with.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 1-0 Del Potro
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Strong set from Nadal as he has recovered from his slump and forced the game into the deciding set. Can he go on to win this? Stay tuned for all the live updates right here.
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Nadal makes quick work serving for the set and clinches the fourth set in style with a backhand winner and jumps in joy.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 6-4 Del Potro
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Nadal has a break opportunity but Del Potro holds on to force another game in the set.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 5-4 Del Potro
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Nadal wins his service game after a major slip by Del Potro even after a change of shoes.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 5-3 Del Potro
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Del Potro bounces back with a strong, quick service game to reduce the deficit in the set to one game.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 4-3 Del Potro
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Great winners from both the players but Nadal holds the serve to take a 4-2 lead in the 4th set.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 4-2 Del Potro
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Nadal breaks the Del Potro serve after a while to take initiative in the fourth set.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 3-2 Del Potro
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Strong service game from Nadal as he does not let Del Potro score a single point,

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 2-2 Del Potro
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Del Potro holds his service with good winners and a stable service.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 1-2 Del Potro
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Nadal produces a quick and easy service game to start the fourth set on a strong note.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 1-1 Del Potro
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Del Potro ran away to a easy lead of 40-0 in the first game of the third set but Nadal managed to crawl back to make it 40-30. Del Potro however holds on owing to his strong forehand. 

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 0-1 Del Potro
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It has all been service in the sets but Del Potro has managed to win both the break points available to him. Nadal will need to produce another one of his marathon specials to make the final four in London. Can he? Stay tuned for all the live updates right here.
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Del Potro breaks Nadal and finishes with a superb forehand winner to clinch the third set.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-6 Del Potro
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Nadal has a chance to break the serve but Del Potro persists and wins the game.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-5 Del Potro
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Nadal comes back with a service game win of his own to keep things close in the set.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 4-4 Del Potro
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Del Potro shows superb reflexes to take the next service point and keep it tight in the third set.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 3-4 Del Potro
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Nadal keeps it on service as the match keeps on becoming more intense with each passing point.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 3-3 Del Potro
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Del Potro keeps the challenge going in the set and wins an easy game.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 2-3 Del Potro
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Nadal produces strong first serves and forces Del Potro into making a lot of errors. Takes the game and makes it 2-2 in the third set.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 2-2 Del Potro
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Del Potro keeps it on serve and wins the game with clinical serving to stay on the heels of Rafa.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 2-1 Del Potro
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Nadal serves well and opens his scoreboard in the third set making good use of the court like he usually does.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 1-1 Del Potro
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Del Potro opens the third set with a good all-around win in the first game.

Nadal 7-5 6-7(9) 0-1 Del Potro
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Del Potro has done it!! He has overcome a 4-1 deficit in the tie-breaker to make it all-square in the match at one-set a piece.

Nadal 7-5 6-7 (9) Del Potro
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Nadal takes a lead but Del Potro crawls his way back to make it 6-6 in tie-break.

Nadal 7-5 6-6 Del Potro
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Nadal takes a firm control in the tie-break running away into a 4-2 lead as we near the end of the decider in the second set.

Nadal 7-5 6-6 Del Potro
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Del Potro holds on to this service and forces the second set into a tie-breaker.

Nadal 7-5 6-6 Del Potro
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Nadal scores a good service point to go into the lead in the second set and now Del Potro has to stay alive in the next game.

Nadal 7-5 6-5 Del Potro
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Nadal shows great fight in the game and breaks the Del Potro serve to make it all square again in the set.

Nadal 7-5 5-5 Del Potro
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Nadal's serve is broken for the first time in the match as Del Potro will serve next for the set.

Nadal 7-5 4-5 Del Potro
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Del Potro keeps it going on serve in the second set. Four each.

Nadal 7-5 4-4 Del Potro
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Nadal wraps up an easy service game and regains the lead in the match.

Nadal 7-5 4-3 Del Potro
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Del Potro started out strong in the game but Nadal got back with two good winners. However, the Del Potro forehand made sure he won it in the end.

Nadal 7-5 3-3 Del Potro
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Great back-and-forth rallies in the game but Nadal clinches it at the end with a strong cross-court winner.

Nadal 7-5 3-2 Del Potro
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Del Potro produces a great service point filled with aces and keeps the challenge going in the set.

Nadal 7-5 2-2 Del Potro
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Nadal wins his service game with relative ease and takes the lead again in the set.

Nadal 7-5 2-1 Del Potro
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Del Potro resists the late charge from Nadal and keeps his service game to keep it level in the set.

Nadal 7-5 1-1 Del Potro
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Nadal starts the second set with a solid game. Serving well and finishing the game with a dominant cross-court winner.

Nadal 7-5 1-0 Del Potro
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Del Potro serves strong but Nadal keeps the heat on him forcing the game to Deuce and breaks it!! Wins the first set!!

Nadal 7-5 Del Potro