Watch: 'Dedicated' Nadal lands on a fan at a Wimbledon 2018 match
New Delhi : The two-time champion Rafael Nadal won 7-5 6-7 (7-9) 4-6 6-4 6-4 over Juan Martin Del Potro to enter the semi-finals of Wimbledon 2018. But what made him a real winner was the moment when he did not gave up and chased down a overhead volley.
Nadal went the distance chasing the ball, eventually failing to reach it and landing on a fan in the stands. He lost the point and won people's heart with his dedicated gesture. Here is the video of the heart-winning moment on Facebook:
Nadal thanked god for making him win the match and reach Wimbledon final. “Anything could happen, so this is a big achievement for me to get to the semi-finals at Wimbledon,” said Nadal in a press conference post victory.
“Now is the moment to enjoy but start to recover, it was a tough physical battle,” he added. “The opponent that is coming is one of the toughest. I am just excited to be in the semi-finals,” he added.
On the other hand, it was a disappointment for Federer as he lost to South African 8th seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa.
After the defeat, a shocked Federer said, “Didn’t see this coming”.