Four-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal is considered the biggest contender to win the title.
Rafael Nadal is one of the most successful tennis players
Veteran tennis star Rafael Nadal’s debut at the US Open was not as expected. Nadal, who won this Grand Slam four times, had to work hard to win the first match. Nadal faced a tough competition from Australia’s wild card Rinki Hijikata in the first round match.
had to sweat for the win
Nadal beat 198-ranked Rinki 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 in the ATP rankings. Nadal had to face defeat in the first set, although from here he made a great comeback and took the next three to his name. This is his 65th win in New York. This 36-year-old Spanish player is challenging for the 23rd Grand Slam of his career. He will face Fabio Fognini in the next round. Nadal’s record against Fabia is 13-4. Italy’s Fabio defeated Nadal at the 2015 US Open after losing two sets. In such a situation, Nadal never takes his challenge lightly.
China’s Wu Yibing became the first Chinese player in the professional era to win a US Open match, defeating 31st-ranked Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-4, 6-0.
Nadal did not expect a comeback
Nadal is playing in this Grand Slam for the first time since 2019. He said, ‘I am very happy to be here. I came here after a long time and it feels good to have won. I felt that maybe I would never be able to come here. Strain in Nadal’s abdominals, which poses a risk of injury, but still the Spanish player has reached New York. World number 29 Tommy Paul defeated Barnaby Zapata Miralles 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 7-5. On the other hand, Sebastian Korda of America defeated Fakundo Bagnis in four sets. JJ Wolfe of America defeated 16th seed Roberto Batista Agut in straight sets.
Simona Halep is the victim of a vicious circle
Defending champion Daniil Medvedev defeated Stepan Kozlov 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the US Open. At the same time, world number 7 Simona Halep was upset by defeating Ukraine’s Daria Snigur 6-2, 0-6, 6-4. After the victory, Snigur could not control her tears as this victory means a lot to her family and the country which is facing the onslaught of Russia. Medvedev will now face Arthur Rindernesh of France. Andy Murray defeated Francisco Carundolo of Argentina 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.
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