Nadal cruises in US Open first round

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 28, 2019 11:33 AM
Nadal cruises in US Open first round
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating John Millman, of Australia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK (AP) — Second-seeded Rafael Nadal looked dominant in his first-round U.S. Open match, easily defeating Australian John Millman 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Nadal, who is undefeated in U.S. Open first rounds, may have had reason to worry about Millman, who upset Roger Federer last year in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows. But the 60th-ranked Australian could not compete with Nadal from the baseline. The Spaniard capped his workmanlike victory with a clean forehand winner.

Next up for Nadal is another Australian, Thanasi Kokkinakis, a wild-card entry ranked 203rd.

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