Rafael Nadal overcomes early scare

Spaniard overcomes slow start to advance to the US Open quarterfinals

Updated: September 3, 2013, 1:40 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Roger Federer had already departed the tournament in a shocking fourth-round loss, and now his fabulous foil, Rafael Nadal was a struggling against Philipp Kohlschreiber. You could feel the air rushing out of this 2013 US Open.

When the No. 2 seed lost a first-set tiebreaker to the No. 22-seeded German, panic ensued.

Not to worry, it was just Rafa being Rafa. In typical methodical fashion, he chased down Kohlschreiber and won going away, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. The match ...

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