Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic cruises into the third round of the US Open with a straight sets victory. Earlier in the day the Spaniard Rafael Nadal clinched a straight set victory over Diego Schwartzman 7-6(5), 6-3, 7-5, while in the evening session the World no.1 registered a straight set victory over Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 

Nadal, after being absolutely dominant in his first round match against Coric wasn’t quite at his best in the second round but was good enough to win in straight sets. Nadal serve worked well once again as he hit 8 aces and maintained 68% of the first serve. The Spaniard was once again impressive with his approach to the net winning 15 out of 19 points. Nadal’s break point conversion wasn’t as high as the first round but converted 6 out of 12 break points which were good enough to seal the spot in the third round. However, Nadal made 40 unforced errors as similar to that of Diego Schwartzman which he needs to improve on further rounds. The Spaniard will be facing Fabio Fognini in the third round, who managed to beat him twice this year and that could certainly be a tricky match for Nadal on Friday.

The evening session featured the World no.1 Novak Djokovic in action taking on the Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer. This match turned out to be another easy cake walk for the Serbian as he defeated Maurer in straight sets 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. Djokovic fired down 6 aces maintaining a decent first serve percentage of 66. Djokovic managed to convert 5 of his 10 breakpoints whereas the Austrian failed to convert one in the whole match. The Serb hit 27 winners while Maurer managed to hit just 7. The world no.1 will face the Italian Andreas Seppi in the third round on Friday.

Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman match statistics:

D. Schwartzman

 

R. Nadal

3

Aces

8

3

Double faults

3

60%

First serve in

68%

13/21

Net points won

15/19

3/8

Break points won

6/12

28

Winners

38

40

Unforced errors

40

 

Novak Djokovic vs Andreas Haider-Maurer match statistics:

N. Djokovic

 

A.Haider-Maurer

6

Aces

3

2

Double faults

6

66%

First serves in

46%

14/23

Net points won

6/10

5/10

Break points won

0/0

27

Winners

7

19

Unforced errors

33

 

Day three men’s singles results: 

Jeremy Chardy (27), France, def. Martin Klizan, Slovakia, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (1).

David Ferrer (7), Spain, def. Filip Krajinovic, Serbia, 7-5, 7-5, 7-6 (4).

Feliciano Lopez (18), Spain, def. Mardy Fish, United States, 2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Roberto Bautista Agut (23), Spain, def. Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4.

David Goffin (14), Belgium, def. Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Marin Cilic (9), Croatia, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, 6-2, 6-3, 7-5.

Fabio Fognini (32), Italy, def. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Milos Raonic (10), Canada, def. Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1).

Benoit Paire, France, def. Marsel Ilhan, Turkey, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Rafael Nadal (8), Spain, def. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 7-5.

Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Grigor Dimitrov (17), Bulgaria, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 2-6, 4-6, 6-4.

Tommy Robredo (26), Spain, def. Sam Groth, Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, def. Illya Marchenko, Ukraine, 6-4, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-4.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (19), France, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

Andreas Seppi (25), Italy, def. Teymuraz Gabashvili, Russia, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-1.

Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Andreas Haider-Maurer, Austria, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2.

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