Rafael Nadal clinched his place in the third round of the US Open with an easy win over Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil on Thursday. The 12-time grand slam champion needed just one hour and 32 minutes to dispatch with the Brazilian, coming through 6-2 6-1 6-0. The Spaniard will now face Ivan Dodig in round three.
“I was solid with the serve which is always important. I played better as the match developed. It was great to be back on court in the night session for the first time in two years. It’s amazing, it’s a great court.
Dodig is a tough player. I lost to him the last time in a tough, close match. He has had two good wins here over Fernando Verdasco and Nikolay Davydenko. He’s very dangerous,” said Rafa.
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feeling good when i hear abut ur wining so u must win us open thats a wish of ur fans.
Vamosss Rafa!!!! Great play. You really are in great shape!
The greatest and best player ever-go Rafa go. By the way your girl-friend looks lovely. All the best for the next round!!!
Superb game today… looking forward much more…
YOU WIN IT RAFAEL!!!
Fantastic Rafa, you’re the greatest! xxx
Vamos Rafa, Good match today… looking forward to more of the same solid paly from you.
Grande Rafa sei FANTASTICO. VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS