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Juan Martin del Potro has a simple game-plan for his US Open semifinal against world No. 1 Rafael Nadal.

Hit and don't run.

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The 2009 US Open champion says the left-handed Spaniard's skill curling his crosscourt forehand to del Potro's weaker backhand wing is a winning pattern for Nadal.

So expect to see del Potro bomb his rocket forehand with even more vigor.

"He's the No. 1 player of the world, and he's playing so confident this tournament," del Potro said. "He's a lefty guy, so he has chance to find easily my backhand. So I don't know what's gonna be my strategy for that match.

"But for sure I will try to make winners with my forehands and don't run too much, because my legs are tired. But will be interesting match to play."

Nadal has won eight of 12 meetings with del Potro, but the 6'6" Argentine won their most recent clash scoring a 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory in the Rio Olympic semifinals last summer.

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