Rafael Nadal defeats Diego Schwartzman in straight sets and advances to the semis in New York.
If the US Open had not been all about Serena Williams until this point, it most certainly is now.
Serena is through to the US Open final. Again (this is her 10th final in New York). She now stands two sets away from that record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title (of which more later). Again. She has booked her ticket to the big Saturday showdown. Again. And she did it by flattening Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-1 in the semi-final.
Strange though it is to say it – indeed, it may be regarded as heresy – Serena has been…best say this quietly...overshadowed in the past 12 days.