Rafael Nadal into US Open third round


World No. 1 Rafael Nadal battled back after dropping the first set and reach the third round of the U.S. Open.

Nadal, a 15-time Grand Slam champion who captured his 10th French Open crown in June, will face 59th-ranked Argentine Leonardo Mayer on Saturday for a berth in the last 16.

The highest-seeded obstacle in Nadal’s path to the semifinals, and a possible first-ever U.S. Open matchup with long-time rival Roger Federer, is Belgian ninth seed David Goffin.


Source: Sports News agencies