Rafael Nadal vs. Dominic Thiem | 2018 US Open, QF

  • Published on Jan 7, 2019
  • Reigning champion and top-seeded Rafa Nadal beat ninth-seeded Dominic Thiem in an epic, bruising quarterfinal that lasted nearly five hours and finished in the early morning hours in Arthur Ashe Stadium. ms.spr.ly/6183rC0mX
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  • US Open Tennis Championships

    Was this the match of the 2018 US Open? Comment ⬇️!

  • LFC
    LFC 5 days ago +1

    If I had to bet money on someone coming back from a bagel. It would be this man Nadal. What mind the man has.

  • Jun Ouyang
    Jun Ouyang 6 days ago

    nadal looks more and more like a pirate

  • Jason Le
    Jason Le 6 days ago

    I dont know whose butt is better haha

  • 7ussam2007
    7ussam2007 11 days ago +4

    One year later, Nadal gave us his greatest performance on this court & won the whole thing. Such a great legend and titan of this sport. Never felt so proud to be a die hard fan of yours Champ. ❤️❤️

  • julian lepcha
    julian lepcha 11 days ago +3

    Nadal has played so many incredible matches in tennis history... So many

  • Claudio Altamirano
    Claudio Altamirano 13 days ago

    Nadal culiao hijo de la perra

  • Aron Korsunsky
    Aron Korsunsky 18 days ago +3

    This is the best match of the last 5+ years

  • Soytu19
    Soytu19 19 days ago

    I dont get how Nadal can be a top player. He really is. But there is something missing in his playing. Yet, he manages to be one of the very best. It's like his playing is based on defense rather than attack. He does little unforced errors. He has security with the price of losing attack.

  • Gallaghers Marrs
    Gallaghers Marrs 21 day ago +2

    Rafa body was very damaged in this fight... you can notice in several points he couldnt go 100%.. still managed to win the game

  • Scott Harry
    Scott Harry 23 days ago +1

    that was a full on crotches bumping hug at the end there, gotta love it


    Thiem is out of 2019 US Open already.

  • Ajmalism Sami
    Ajmalism Sami 25 days ago +1

    Arise sir Rafael....

  • Jan Merc
    Jan Merc 26 days ago +21

    I’m a Nadal fan but Thiem is a warrior and a great player !! A number 1 player hands down !!!

  • Jan Merc
    Jan Merc 26 days ago +2

    Thiem can go there all the way ! He has the secret to beat Nadal but you got to keep the heated fire 🔥 play ! Any tempo drop ! There you go !!

  • 80sruler
    80sruler 26 days ago +3

    Hard to wrestle down that Nadal

  • Milegna Quintero
    Milegna Quintero 26 days ago +1

    Odie a Dominic ese día, sunque Rafa le gano, no pudo enfrentar a Del Potro en el siguiente juego, desgaste a otro nivel, 😐

  • Sbo Ndwandwe
    Sbo Ndwandwe 27 days ago +3

    This was THE MATCH

  • L P
    L P 27 days ago +2

    WOW. What a match!

  • Basileos Basilieus
    Basileos Basilieus 28 days ago +2

    This match along with Khachanov match messed up his knees last year. He should avoid the same fate by being aggressive and serving flat. This year also he is poised to face both Thiem and Khachanov.


    What a match

  • Malichka
    Malichka 28 days ago +17

    This is why I love tennis. Absolutely gripping.

  • lou stig
    lou stig 29 days ago

    epic match!

  • mr slick
    mr slick 29 days ago

    This 5 set match must be 30 minutes long. Why so lazy..??

  • Au sun Zhang
    Au sun Zhang 29 days ago

    Love both of them.

  • Hassan Hassan
    Hassan Hassan Month ago

    Dans ce match Nadal a perdu beaucoup d'énergie c'est pourquoi il est retiré contre del Porto

  • Wasabi Kimchi
    Wasabi Kimchi Month ago +7

    I remember when Nadal was just a kid with pimples. Now he is hitting mid 30s soon with balding hairline. Sad times when he is gone. I hope he stays strong for another 3 years and 4 more grandslams before he calls it quit.

  • Edgarzim memphisDepay 11

    Cette année Thiem va gagner l'US Open je l'annonce

  • Ashley Thomas
    Ashley Thomas Month ago

    2:48 Damn, what an incredible point that was.

  • Albert Jang
    Albert Jang Month ago

    What's Steve Kerr doing there?

  • Shah Alam
    Shah Alam Month ago +3

    Epic match 👌👍💪🙌🙌🙌

  • Saujatya Mandal
    Saujatya Mandal Month ago +2

    Is that Ben stiller at 9:32 ??

  • Angela Mastromarco
    Angela Mastromarco Month ago +1

    Nadal es Nadal el mejor

  • HeArtZ SpArks CReW GanG

    Thiem his best game ever. Unfortunately he was playing against the phenomenon Rafa who never ever give up ❤️

  • Christian Hayes
    Christian Hayes Month ago

    Why is everyone supporting nadal?????????

  • 박상호
    박상호 Month ago +1

    땡큐유 ~~~~~~^.^

  • voodoo pouze se Voral
    voodoo pouze se Voral Month ago +1

    2:50 WOW

  • Alex Pmarie
    Alex Pmarie Month ago +1

    one of greatest match ever. the both are great players

  • Anubis Goggi
    Anubis Goggi Month ago +1

    10 min Highlights couldn´t even tell what happened in this……. awesome one

  • Alberto DP
    Alberto DP 2 months ago +1

    Nadal uno de los jugadores más fuertes mentalmente de la historia del tenis 💪

  • Clemabk
    Clemabk 2 months ago +3

    nadal was injured

  • Kailash Patel
    Kailash Patel 2 months ago +17

    The US Open this year (2019) is going to be huge..Will Novak carry on as usual..Can Roger recover from his Wimbledon defeat (I doubt it)..What about Nadal..?

    • Futbol Aguero
      Futbol Aguero Month ago +4

      Théo Becquet stupid thing to say

    • Taylor Pack
      Taylor Pack 2 months ago +1

      I think thiem can take him and nadal is in good form again so I think it will be interesting

    • Théo Becquet
      Théo Becquet 2 months ago +4

      I think Rafa is too limited physically this year, he needs his pace back but I think anyway overall Novak is too good at the moment I don't see who can beat him, maybe Kyrgios who knows lol

  • Nurul Ansari
    Nurul Ansari 2 months ago +1

    What a great game, thiem deserve to win

  • Hero Miles
    Hero Miles 2 months ago +1

    Not a Nadal fan, but he gets my respect here and now Thiem is on my observation radar. I didn't know he was capable of giving Nadal problems like this. Will be watching the next USO

  • Jonathan Velazquez
    Jonathan Velazquez 2 months ago +1

    This has to be one of the best matches ever. The intensity...😱 shot making...🙆‍♂️

  • Galimah
    Galimah 2 months ago

    quite a good match. still both of these guys are only props when Nole desices to win another slam

  • Iker Bernabéu
    Iker Bernabéu 2 months ago

    Es totalmente impresionante sin palabras de este buen hombre

  • Reynaldo Castaneda
    Reynaldo Castaneda 2 months ago +1

    In order to beat Nadal in a Grandslam, if he is as fit as a fiddle, one must have these qualities: Skills, Technique, Strength and Power- Physically, Emotionally and the "Will" to win... and consistently doing it in 5sets!

    • Reynaldo Castaneda
      Reynaldo Castaneda 18 days ago

      @Dark Voice tennis ball is round. We're just both interested who will be in the finals. No worries man. 😊

    • Dark Voice
      Dark Voice 18 days ago +1

      @Reynaldo Castaneda I meant it more as a joke. I want the first Fedal at USO. With my statement I just wanted to express my betting curse. (Both of them unlikely losing. - Dimitrov has no chance vs Federer.)

    • Reynaldo Castaneda
      Reynaldo Castaneda 18 days ago

      @Dark Voice you seem like the guy who goes with anyone except Nadal. So enjoy!😂😂😂

    • Reynaldo Castaneda
      Reynaldo Castaneda 18 days ago

      @Dark Voice in your dreams. Cilic is gone!😂😂😂

    • Dark Voice
      Dark Voice 18 days ago

      @Reynaldo Castaneda Well we might get 1st Rafa vs Roger US meeting. (Now Cilic will destroy Rafa and Dimitrov takes out Roger. :) )

  • alex
    alex 2 months ago

    Thiems one hander is a problem. Not many can't handle Nadals top soon like he does. BABOLAT VS BABOLAT

  • sunny days
    sunny days 2 months ago +1

    Rafa always gracious when he wins.

  • therafeta16
    therafeta16 2 months ago +1

    VAMOS RAFA 🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸

  • []
    [] 2 months ago +2

    This guy is a beast.

  • bertrand dupont
    bertrand dupont 2 months ago +1

    Nadal knew at the end of the game that he was injured during the game. He did not seem to be happy at the end of the game.

  • mada mada
    mada mada 3 months ago +4

    Gotta love Rafa. He is the most badass athlete without the tattoos, piercings and trash talks. His muscle and raw talent speaks for itself.

  • John Red
    John Red 3 months ago +2

    When you did your best against Rafa but your best was not good enough!!

  • chris meza
    chris meza 3 months ago

    Thiem parece ser el mas cercano en cuanto a sacrificio a Nadal.

  • ashisforreal
    ashisforreal 3 months ago

    Isn't the fifth set supposed to be 2 game difference for a win instead of a tiebreak?

    • Ghiles M
      Ghiles M Month ago

      Each slam has its own rule for the 5th:
      Australian Open: Super tiebreak (first to 10 points with 2 points difference) starting 6-6 in the 5th
      Roland Garros: No tiebreak in the 5th, need two game difference
      Wimbledon : Tiebreak starting 12-12 in the 5th.
      US Open: Tiebreak starting 6-6 in the 5th.

  • Robert Marston
    Robert Marston 3 months ago +4

    Another classic match!! ANYONE else agree??

  • Lucy smart
    Lucy smart 3 months ago

    I have been baptized

  • Lucy smart
    Lucy smart 3 months ago

    People who slice it half the time are some of the most aggravating people to play against