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Rafael Nadal Leaves His Opponent Breathless at the US Open

Rafael Nadal took center stage at the US Open for his second-round match against Canadian Vasek Pospisill, and the defending champion put on one hell of a clinic. After having his first-round match cut short because his opponent’s injury, a relentless Nadal came to Arthur Ashe Stadium last night and tore into Pospisill en route to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory. Nadal, the No. 1 player in the world and the tournament’s top seed advanced to Friday’s third round, where he will face No. 27-seed Karen Khachanov.

“He just is relentless,” Pospisill said. “I played Rafa once before [in the 2015 China Open]. It was nothing like this.”

Pospisil made a brief charge at an upset in the second set, which he led 4-2. But Nadal stormed back to shut those ideas down, taking the next eight points and 16 of 17 to win the set on the way to the sweep.

About the only bump in the road for Nadal came in the third set, when the umpire gave him a warning for the shot clock … which was implemented in July … expiring as he tried to give Pospisill a few extra seconds to breathe.

“The thing for me was very clear. I was ready to serve, and he was doing me like this,” Nadal said, holding his hand up. “He had to breathe or he was cramping.”

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