Rafael Nadal will get his chance at No. 19.
The second-seeded Spaniard dispensed of Matteo Berrettini, 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1, in the US Open men’s semifinals at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday night. He advances to play Daniil Medvedev, who beat Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3 in the other semifinal, on Sunday. A victory would give Nadal his 19th Grand Slam title, putting him one behind Roger Federer for the all-time lead.