Rafael Nadal wary of Tommy Robredo

Rafael Nadal admits that winning against Tommy Robredo in the US Open quarter-finals will not be easy.

Rafael Nadal believes that his Spanish compatriot Tommy Robredo will head into their US Open quarter-final clash with "confidence".

While Nadal got the better of Philipp Kohlschreiber in four sets in the fourth round, Robredo took just three to beat Roger Federer.

"It was very, very tough conditions today but I sweat too much," BBC Sport quotes him as saying. "The opponent was great, he had good chances in the first set and I feel lucky to be through. I fought a lot.

"[Robredo's] playing great, I'm happy for him. He has similar circumstances to me, he came back after a tough injury. It's not easy.

"Today, winning against Roger in the US Open is just amazing and he will come into my match with big confidence."

The win saw Nadal extend his winning streak on hard courts to 19 matches.

Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning a point against John Isner during the men's final of the Western & Southern Open on August 18, 2013
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