Rafael Nadal lost three games in cruising into the third round at the U.S. Open tennis championship, while John Isner pulled out a four-set win to remain the last seeded American left in the men’s draw.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic joined defending champions Serena Williams and Andy Murray in advancing at the U.S. Open, where the host nation is without a man in the last 16 for the first time in the tournament’s 133-year history.
Rafael Nadal lost three games in advancing to the third round of tennis’s U.S. Open, where five- time winner Roger Federer and defending champion Serena Williams also won second-round matches in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 17 matches yesterday at the Australian Open, where Maria Sharapova routed Venus Williams 6-1, 6-3 to tie the record for fewest games lost in the first three rounds.
Four times, Novak Djokovic was a point away from the end of his quest to become the first man in 43 years to hold all four tennis Grand Slam titles at once. On each occasion, he found a way to keep his bid alive.