Nadal made it through to the quarter-finals last night, beating Marin Cilic 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 to reach the last eight at Flushing Meadows for the ninth time in his career.
With world No 1 Novak Djokovic having retired on the other side of the draw through injury, Nadal is now favourite to claim his fourth US Open title, and Woods was clearly enjoying every moment of the Spaniards victory over Cilic.
It means a lot to me to have him supporting, said Nadal, who admitted he had not noticed the golfer during the match itself.
Hes an amazing inspiration, all the things that he accomplished in the sport, the way that he managed to keep fighting that hard.
Watching him, [he has] always been an example on the golf course, an example and a real inspiration for me.
To have him supporting and be able to be in touch with him very often for me is something that I am super happy and I hope one day we can play golf and tennis together.
Nadal is a big Woods fan and popped up behind the ropes at the Hero World Challenge back in 2017 when he made his comeback in professional golf.
The US Open No 2 seed also admitted getting emotional when Woods won his first major since back surgery, the Masters earlier this year.
But the 18-time Grand Slam winner also revealed that if he does get the chance to play golf with one of his heroes, it might not be a beneficial experience
Honestly, its much better if Tiger doesnt see my swing. Maybe he would lose a little bit of rhythm after that, added Nadal, a single-figure handicapper in his own right.
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