Federer, Nadal Once Again Will Not Play Each Other at US Open
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Switzerland's Roger Federer and Spain's Rafael Nadal have played each other dozens of times through the years. Their rivalry has included memorable matches, including finals, at all but one of the world's Grand Slam championships.
They have never played each other at the U.S. Open.
Fans of the sport hoped that this year, two of the world's best would finally face off at Flushing Meadow in New York.
Those hopes ended Wednesday night, however.
Just hours after Nadal won a spot in the semifinal round of the tournament, Federer lost in four sets to Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro.
After his loss, Federer said of del Potro, "He came up with the goods when he needed to...and I helped him a little bit sometimes, too, maybe."
Federer also said that, unlike just about everyone else, he did not spend any time at all thinking about a possible matchup with Nadal.
This is the sixth time in which they were one game away from playing each other in New York. It happened in 2009, when del Potro himself beat Nadal in the semifinals, and then Federer in the final.
Federer entered the quarterfinals undefeated in Grand Slam play this season. He won titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. But he hurt his back at a tournament last month, which limited his preparation for the U.S. Open.
Before the U.S. Open began, Nadal was honest as can be when asked whether he hoped to face Federer. The answer was no, because he would prefer to play someone who is easier to beat.
Nadal will next face del Potro on Friday in the semifinal.
The other semifinal game includes two men who have never been this far at any major: Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain versus Kevin Anderson of South Africa.
On the women's side, the four remaining players are all Americans. It is the first time that has happened at the U.S. Open in 36 years. Venus Williams will play Sloane Stephens in one semifinal game, and Madison Keys will play CoCo Vandeweghe in the other.
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2.semifinal game 半决赛
Japan defeated Sweden in the other semifinal game.
3.a little bit 一点；有点
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4.came up with 提出
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1.It is the first time that has happened at the U.S. Open in 36 years.
It is the first time 首次...
It is the first time that I have spoken to a foreigner.
They all believed that it is the first time I came to this city.
2.Fans of the sport hoped that this year, two of the world's best would finally face off at Flushing Meadow in New York.
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The two teams are in position, ready to face off.
He and the manager have a face off, but nothing come of it.
瑞士网球名将费德勒（Roger Federer）和西班牙网球名将纳达尔（Rafael Nadal）这些年在赛场上有过数次交锋 。他们的对决赛令人印象深刻，包括各类总决赛，但是却没有在世界网球大满贯的冠军赛上交过手 。
这已经是第六次他们在纽约的赛场上擦肩而过 。2009年，德尔波特罗在半决赛中击败纳达尔，之后又在决赛中战胜了费德勒 。
在本赛季的大满贯比赛中，费德勒一路过关斩将挺进八强 。他曾在澳网公开赛和温网公开赛上获得冠军 。但是上个月，他在一场比赛中伤到后背，导致他在准备美网公开赛时受到限制 。
美网公开赛开始前，在被问及是否想在比赛中对阵费德勒时，纳达尔的回答非常诚实 。他明确表示不想，他更想和弱一点的对手较量 。
另一场半决赛将由两位首次入围半决赛的选手对打，他们分别是西班牙的卡雷诺（Pablo Carreno Busta）和南非的凯文·安德森（Kevin Anderson） 。
在女单比赛中，晋级四强的都是美国选手 。回顾美网36年的历史，这种情况第一次出现 。
维纳斯.威廉姆斯（Venus Williams）将在半决赛中对阵史蒂芬斯（Sloane Stephens），而基斯（Madison Keys）将对阵范德维奇（CoCo Vandeweghe） 。