Del Potro 'returned from the dead', played Federer in the quarterfinals of the US Open 1Del Potro 'returned from the dead', played Federer in the quarterfinals of the US Open 1

The most dramatic match since the beginning of the tournament did not take place at Arthur Ashe or Louis Armstrong center court, but at Grandstand.

Del Potro ‘returns from the dead’, meets Federer in the quarterfinals of the US Open

`This is not a reversal anymore, but the rebirth of Del Potro,` said one of the most supported comments on Reddit.

Due to aftershocks from his illness two days ago, Del Potro was completely inferior to his opponent.

Del Potro 'returned from the dead', played Federer in the quarterfinals of the US Open

Del Potro reborn to defeat Thiem.

No one thought Del Potro would make the match more attractive, let alone come back and win.

The two sides only really reached optimal performance and fought equally in the remainder of the match.

But Del Potro saved the impossible with two thunderous aces, as if playing with the fans’ emotions.

Del Potro 'returned from the dead', played Federer in the quarterfinals of the US Open

Del Potro vs Thiem

The two players returned to the starting line when entering the final set.

It took a lot of time for the audience to sing `Ole` to celebrate with Del Potro, before the post-match interviewer could enter the court to ask about the 28-year-old player’s feelings.

Del Potro 'returned from the dead', played Federer in the quarterfinals of the US Open

Del Potro vs Thiem

Points decide the match

Del Potro will have to fully recover if he wants to advance beyond the quarterfinals, because in front of him is Roger Federer – a player who has not lost a match at this year’s Grand Slam.

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