- Entered the second round after defeating Fabio Fognini at the US Open
- French Open champion Inga Sviatec registers easy win
US Open 2022 : Tennis star Rafael Nadal has proved himself yet again. Rafael Nadal has also entered the second round after winning the US Open. Rafael Nadal proved that if a person wants and is determined, he can do anything. Although during this time Nadal was also hurt and he himself killed him with his own racket, but now it is being told that he is fine.
Rafael Nadal returns after losing the first set
Rafael Nadal has made it to the next round of the US Open tennis tournament despite missing the first set and accidentally injuring his nose, while women’s two-time French Open champion Inga Sviatec registered an easy win. Nadal, the 22-time Grand Slam champion, registered a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Fabio Fognini. Meanwhile, in the fourth set, he accidentally hit his nose with his own racket, which started bleeding from his nose. Sviatec beat 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens in the second round 6.3, 6.2 to register her 50th WTA Tour win this season. In the women’s section, only sixth seed Aryna Sabalenka has now remained in the tournament out of four players who have reached the finals since last year. She made a brilliant comeback from a 5..1 loss in the second set to beat Kaya Kanepi 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4. But fourth seed Paula Badosa suffered a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2 loss to Croatian Petra Martich. Jessica Pegula, Garbine Muguruza, Belinda Bencic and Victoria Azarenka were among other players who registered victories in the women’s section on Thursday. Among men, third seed Carlos Alcaraz defeated Federico Correa of Argentina by 6.2, 6.1, 7.5. Apart from them, Cameron Norie, Andre Rublev, Yannick Sinner and Marin Cilic also registered victories in the men’s section but 25th seed Borna Korich lost.
Nadal hit his nose with his own racket
During the second round match of the US Open Tennis Tournament, Rafael Nadal suffered an injury on his nose due to which he started bleeding. In the fourth set, he accidentally hit the nose with his own racket in an attempt to save a shot. This caused blood to flow from his nose. The incident led to a strange situation at Arthur Aceh Stadium and play was halted for about five minutes. Nadal immediately covered his mouth with both hands and after the match also talked about the incident in a funny way. Nadal was asked if such an incident had happened to him before, he jokingly said that it had happened on the golf course but it had never happened before the tennis racket. Initially I felt a bit dizzy. Then there was a slight pain.
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