Francisco Roig, Rafael Nadal’s coach, has stated that he wasn’t surprised by Roger Federer’s defeat to Grigor Dimitrov in the US Open.
Dimitrov eliminated Federer in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, after he sustained injury, coupled with errors in the game.
Nadal is looking to win his 19th Grand Slam title in Flushing Meadows. Victory for the Spaniard will take him just one major singles title behind the Swiss, who has 20.
The world number two easily dispatched Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, and will next face Matteo Berrettini in the last four in New York.
However, Roig said the 38-year-old, being sent packing from the last major major tennis event of the year was just one of the things that happen in the sport.
“We know that everything can happen,” Roig told Radio Marcador.
“Dimitrov beat Federer, a tennis player who has enormous potential that despite not having had a good year, everything is possible.
“In the end in the world of tennis everything happens and it has been seen in the case of Federer.”