New York — Diego Schwartzman may have been the smallest player in 25 years to reach the US Open quarterfinals but gave Rafa Nadal a big fight and forced the Spaniard to grind out a 6-4 7-5 6-2 win on Wednesday to reach the last four at Flushing Meadows.

With Roger Federer and 2018 champion Novak Djokovic having already made exits, Nadal’s path to a fourth US Open trophy has been cleared of familiar hurdles. But Schwartzman reminded Nadal that danger can lurk everywhere, even in an opponent he had beaten in all seven previous meetings and only lost two sets...

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