French top seed Gael Monfils couldn’t get the better of Italian Matteo Berrettini at the US Open quarterfinals. He lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) in a match that took three hours and 57 minutes.
23-year old Berrettini on his part became the first Italian in 42 years to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam where he will meet Spanish three-time US Open champion Nadal who defeated Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in his semi-final match.
In the women’s event, Serena Williams defeated Chinese Quang Wang in straight sets 6-1, 6-0 to reach the semi-final where she will face Elina Svitolina of Ukraine while Swiss Belinda Bencic defeated Croatian Donna Vekic 7-6, 6-3 to also reach the semi-final.
By Chineze Ogugua