Rafael Nadal downs Nikoloz Basilashvili to set up Dominic Thiem showdown
Rafael Nadal v Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3 6-3 6(6)-7 6-4

Rafael Nadal downs Nikoloz Basilashvili to set up Dominic Thiem showdown

Rafael Nadal overcame Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3 6-3 6(6)-7 6-4 in the fourth round of the US Open to set up a quarter-final against Dominic Thiem.

Basilashvili brought the match to the defending champion, hitting 59 winners to Nadal’s 29 but an unforced error count that hit 56 cost the Georgian.

Nadal, who won a four-hour-23-minute epic in the third round against Karen Khachanov, needed four sets to get the job done after Basilashili won a third-set tie-break.

However, the defending champion got over the line three hours and 23 minutes.

Earlier, Thiem toppled last year's runner up Kevin Anderson 7-5 6-2 7-6(2) to reach the US Open quarter-finals for the first time.

Thiem, a finalist at this year's French Open, neutralized the 6-foot-8 Anderson's blistering serve by standing far beyond the baseline and he chased down everything the South African could throw at him.

The Austrian played a near flawless match, dropping just four points on his first serve and firing 42 winners.

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