Last updated on September 3, 2019
But besides his brilliance to the field, he’s also known among the generous players at the present circuit. From the continuing US Open championship, where the World No. 2 is bidding for his fourth title in the Flushing Meadows, he won hearts with a gorgeous gesture off the area. In one of those movies that has moved viral about the social websites, Nadal had been seen rescuing a young child out of a swarm of lovers, who had been squishing that the youngling in an effort to take an autograph from Nadal.
Nadal, after viewing the child between the lovers, instantly reached out to him, lifted him up and also pulled him out of the stands. The Spaniard, afterward, consoled the child before he stopped crying and then gave him an autograph on his hat.
The second-seeded Spaniard was in cruise control as he took the first place behind some excellent serving and stout defence however, the big-hitting Croatian fought back to grab the second.
This was as great as it would get for Cilic, but the momentum shifting decisively in Nadal’s favour once he jumped into the air to reach on a spectacular overhead smash which electrified the audience.
Cilic would double mistake afterwards in the match to provide Nadal a 3-1 lead and he’d never endanger again on a hot and humid night at New York, together with Tiger Woods one of the star-studded audience at Arthur Ashe Stadium cheering on the Spaniard.
Nadal fired a forehand winner on match point to seal the success and produce his 40th quarter-final in a Grand Slam event. “For a few minutes in the second group I felt that there was too many factors in his palms,” said Nadal.
“He had been pushing me … later (the) next group I believed something required to change”