Result: Rafael Nadal eases past Tommy Robredo

Rafael Nadal obliterates Tommy Robredo to book a semi-final clash with Richard Gasquet at the US Open.

Rafael Nadal has remained on course for his second US Open title by crushing quarter-final opponent Tommy Robredo in three sets at Flushing Meadows.

The 27-year-old Spaniard was relentless on Arthur Ashe, wrapping up the first set without dropping a game in the space of just 22 minutes.

Robredo has never beaten the world number two and will have had that familiar feeling as Nadal broke once again in the first game of the second set.

The 31-year-old finally got a game on the board at 2-1 but the only saving grace was that it ruled out a complete whitewash.

Nadal - looking to add to his 2010 title in New York - went on to seal the next two sets 6-2 with little fuss, setting up a semi-final clash with France's Richard Gasquet.

Share this article now:
Richard Gasquet in action against David Ferrer during their US Open quarter final match on September 4, 2013
Read Next:
Result: Gasquet rallies to defeat Ferrer
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account