New York: Tennis Player Rafael Nadal defeated Leonardo Mayer 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday that helped him to reach the US Open tournament last 16 for a ninth time. His triumph took him closer to a latent semi-final contest with old competitor Roger Federer.
Rafael Nadal’s victory helped him to won for the ninth time in tournament. World number 59 Leonardo Mayer lost the game against Nadal by 4-0 score.
Now, Nadal will play against Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov in the next game.
Ahead of succeeding in four, Rafael Nadal had also lost the first set of his second-round match over Japan’s Taro Daniel.
While in the second set, Nadal dominated the opponent player in the 10-minute seventh game and clinched 14th break point and won the game over Taro Daniel.
“It was tough. I had 14 break points — that`s not a good figure. But I was there mentally and fought a lot at the right moments.” Nadal stated.
On the other hand, Five-time champion Roger Federer played against Lopez and made 12-0 record against 31st seed.
Germany’s Phillip Kohlschreiber beat Australia’s John Millman by 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 and now will play against Federer or Lopez.
“I hope Feli wins,” Phillip Kohlschreiber said. On the other hand, Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem beat France`s Adrian Mannarino by 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to secure position in last 16 for the third time in 4 years.