Rafael Nadal Easily Downs Andy Roddick In Quarterfinals Of 2011 US Open

Rafael Nadal made quick work of his quarterfinal match at the 2011 US Open on Friday evening, battering Andy Roddick to advance to the semifinals. Roddick was never in the match, going down with a mere whimper as he watched his US Open journey come to a close as Nadal won in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3.

Roddick was unable to get anything going while stumbling his way through the match. He finished 0-for-4 on break points while recording 25 unforced errors to just 15 winners. On the other side of the court, Nadal was nearly perfect on break points, converting 6-of-7. Nadal also collected 35 winners to just 13 unforced errors, illustrating the gap between he and Roddick on the court on Friday.

Nadal advances to face Andy Murray, the No. 4 seed, in the semifinals. On the other side of the bracket, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer face-off with a berth in the finals on the line.

For all of our U.S. Open coverage, head over to SB Nation Tennis. For the men's and women's draws check out our StoryStream.

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