Rafael Nadal: "I played my best match"

Rafael Nadal says the his three-set demolition of Tommy Robredo was his best performance of this year's US Open.

Rafael Nadal was delighted with his US Open quarter-final performance against Tommy Robredo.

The former champion was in devastating form at Flushing Meadows, losing just four games on his way to sealing a semi-final clash with Richard Gasquet.

Despite describing his victory over Robredo as his "best" of the tournament, the 27-year-old said that he still needs time on the practice court before encountering the Frenchman.

"I think I played my best match of the US Open this year," Nadal said in his on-court interview. "It gives me a lot of positive energy.

"I'll play a little bit tomorrow. I need it. Richard is playing a great tournament and it's great to see him in the semi-finals."

Novak Djokovic, Mikhail Youzhny, Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka face each other in the other half of the men's draw.

Novak Djokovic waves to the crowd as he celebrates his win against David Goffin during the Western & Southern Open on August 15, 2013
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