US Open: Rafael Nadal preserves unbeaten 2022 grand slam document with twenty first main win of yr

Nadal gained the Australian Open and French Open titles earlier this yr however an stomach damage compelled him to withdraw from Wimbledon within the semi-finals, handing Nick Kyrgios a passage to the decider gained by Novak Djokovic.

The 22-time main champion is on a mission to clinch three of the 4 Grand Slam titles this calendar yr in Djokovic’s absence in New York.

The 36-year-old Spaniard will face veteran Richard Gasquet within the third spherical, towards whom Nadal has a exceptional 17-0 head-to-head document.

Nadal’s 2-6 6-4 6-2 6-1 win over Fognini additionally meant he additionally turned the primary participant to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals in Turin.

However the present world quantity three has larger fish to fry, needing to take care of his excellent document from 2022 within the majors for a fifth US Open crown.

If profitable, Nadal will not fairly declare a Grand Slam schedule – achieved by solely 5 gamers in singles historical past in Don Budge (1938), Maureen Connolly (1953), Rod Laver (1962, 1969), Margaret Court docket (1970) and Steffi Graf (1988) – however he would have achieved a staggering 26-0 document within the majors for 2022.

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