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US Open: Roger Federer defeated by Juan Martin del Potro

US Open: Federer defeated by Juan Martin del Potro

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US Open: Roger Federer defeated by Juan Martin del Potro

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Day ten at the US Open tennis championships saw an incredible victory for Juan Martin del Potro who dashed Roger Federer’s hopes of an encounter with the world number one Rafa Nadal.

The Argentinian beat the Swiss: 7-5 3-6 7-6 6-4.

Rafa Nadal crushed Russian teenager Andrey Rublev at Flushing Meadows: 6-1 6-2 6-2.

CoCo Vandeweghe beat world number one Karolina Pliskova 7-6 6-3 becoming the third US woman to reach the semi-finals.

Defeat for the Czech ensured she would no longer top the WTA rankings when they are released next week.

The US completed its sweep when Madison Keys beat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-3 6-3 to make the second major semi-final of her career.

It’s a promising sign that American tennis has turned the corner: it quite rare for four players from the same country to reach the semi-finals.