This year the men's field features a full complement of the world's top-ranked players and seven former US Open champions, but Nadal believes he's had an ideal build up to the final Grand Slam of the year.
Stefano Tsitsipas downed Wimbldon finalist Kevin Anderson in three sets to set up a meeting on his 20th birthday with Rafael Nadal,
As the Spaniard overcame Marin Cilic it was the Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas who was the talking point after he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev in three sets.
Novak Djokovic races to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown after defeating a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).
South Africa's Kevin Anderson became the first South African to reach the Wimbledon final in 97 years after triumphing over John Isner in the tournament's second longest match.
South African Kevin Anderson's hopes looked forlorn as Federer skipped through the opening two sets on Court One with his usual panache, but he turned the match on its head to cause the biggest shock yet in a tournament full of upsets.
Tennis fans are dreaming of another final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as the two have stormed into the Wimbledon quarterfinals on 'manic Monday', when all 16 fourth-round singles matches are played.
A dominant performance seemed to cast aside any doubts there may have been about Rafael Nadal's form brought about by last year's injuries.
Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal reminded us in 2017 why tennis is basking in an age of sporting wonders. And they could all continue their form into the coming year.
It is the fourth time the Spaniard, who started the season ninth in the rankings, has achieved the feat after 2008, 2010 and 2013.
It is Nadal's second Grand Slam title of the year and 16th of his career. Only his longtime rival Roger Federer has more, with 19.
World number one Rafael Nadal powered into his 23rd career Grand Slam final where he faces Kevin Anderson, who became the first South African in 52 years to reach the US Open final.
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