PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Richard Gasquet for the 18th time in a row

World No. 3 Rafael Nadal defeated his good friend Richard Gasquet 6-0, 6-1, 7-5 to advance to the US Open fourth round as he continues his bid for a fifth title at Flushing Meadows. After escaping a 0/40 deficit on his serve in the first game, Rafa raced through the rest of the match in two hours and 17 minutes.

Rafa hasn’t just won their last 18 meetings now (tying the men’s Open Era record for most wins without a loss in a tour-level head-to-head), he’s also won their last 34 sets in a row.

Our champ will next face Frances Tiafoe, against whom he has won both his previous matches. The American defeated Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-6(7), 6-4, 6-4 earlier in the day.


  1. How wonderful Rafa keep it up! No more incidents now! Camis

    Love from your greatest fan!
    Jo from England

  2. Love to see you so exhilarated and in the moment-keep it rolling, Rafa. Let’s light up NY🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🎾❤️

    • Rafa Nadal I love you since forever. I loved your look and your confidence. Great match! Great win!
      Your biggest fan from Sout Africa

  3. That’s our boy in best shape for 2nd week. Looks like he is awake. Come on Rafa 5th crown and 23rd awaiting. Bite it on coming Fortnite

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