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Relentless Rafael Nadal knocks Marin Cilic out of US Open

Rafael Nadal cruised into the U.S. Open fourth round with a business-like 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Chung Hyeon on Saturday Rafael Nadal cruised into the U.S. Open fourth round with a business-like 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Chung Hyeon on Saturday
Cary Erickson | 03 September, 2019, 06:56

"That's a positive thing", Nadal said. "I hit it well, but to hit that spot you need some luck". Most importantly, the Spaniard is healthy.

Locked in a tight test at the US Open, Rafael Nadal conjured up an over-the-shoulder, back-to-the-net flick of a volley victor that he celebrated with a leap and punch of the air. The rivals never have played each other in NY; they only could meet in the final this year. However, he's been rounding into top form. When his serve and forehand are firing, Cilic is still capable of beating anyone on Tour.

Nadal hit 37 winners and 26 unforced errors, breaking Cilic six times in another impressive display. We know each other really well. Both men took radically different paths in reaching Week 2.

Nadal had been on court for just over two hours prior to his third round match after defeating John Millman in straight sets on Tuesday before getting a walkover into the third round when Thanasi Kokkinakis withdrew. "I definitely try to do that against anyone, not only against her". "It's about doing the best I can for now", Zverev said before the tournament started.

"But other than that, fatigue. obviously it was very tough matches, but I feel fine".

Next up for Berrettini is 13th-seeded Gael Monfils of France.

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Rafael Nadal recovered from a second-set blip to progress to the quarter-finals of the US Open in style with victory over Marin Cilic.

But the Italian broke him at 6-6 and put the match away on the next point.

"I've played quite a few times with Rafa". You know what I mean?

The Spaniard added that he was attempting to try to play less but more aggressively, which is why he declined to participate in the Cincinnati Masters event.

Monfils next takes on No. 24 Matteo Berrettini, who earlier defeated Andrey Rublev in straight sets. Krajinovic) and Stuttgart (d. First the Masters, now he got tickets to the US Open to watch his favorite player and he won!?

Zverev lost his serve three times during the second set but appeared to have steadied himself when he moved a break ahead at 3-2 in the third, only for Schwartzman to wrest the momentum back in his favor after a lengthy sixth game.