The match ran 4 hours, 7 minutes, the longest of the tournament on Ashe. The final point total underlined the match’s extraordinary competitiveness; both men finished with 156 points.

This is the first time since 2003 that either Roger Federer or Nadal won’t be present in a US Open quarterfinal. Federer wasn’t able to play at the Open this year because he is recovering from knee surgery.

It was a difficult Grand Slam season for the 30-year-old Nadal. He lost in the first round of the Australian Open and withdrew after the second round at Roland Garros with a wrist injury that forced him to miss Wimbledon. This was, by far, his best effort at a major in 2016.