Rafael Nadal overcame feisty American Sam Querrey today in a grueling fourth-round US Open match, 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3. Nadal was cruising 6-2, 4-2 when Querrey rallied to take the second set and lead in the third. But Nadal recovered, easily winning the third-set tiebreaker and claiming victory despite 20 aces from the hard-serving Querrey.
Now 42-1 over his last 43 matches, top-seeded Nadal moves on to another tough-serving American, Mardy Fish. Unseeded Fish landed in his first US Open quarterfinal match by toppling 32nd-seed French player Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 today, the Sports Network reports.