Both racquet and ball compress as Rafael Nadal smashes a backhand back to fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo. Robredo had a great win over Roger Federer in the fourth round of the men's draw, but couldn't pull it together to overcome Nadal, losing in straight sets. Nadal has a day off before hitting the big stage again for his semi-final match. Credit: Mike Lawrence/usopen.org.
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