Fognini-Nadal preview: Let’s keep burning stages and drive away ghosts (02:30) – Eurosport EN

At the beginning of his path to the fifth New York crown, Nadal had to fight Rinky Hijikata and overcome a set deficit before settling his match and earning the ticket for the second round (4-6, 6-2, 6-3 and 6-3). The victory against the Australian was the twentieth of the season in Grand Slam matches and allowed him to remain undefeated this year in the ‘majors’, since at Wimbledon he retired without competing in the semifinals due to injury. Hijikata-Nadal: Happy return to New York and Fognini waits (6-4, 2-6, 3-6 and 3-6) This setback still prevents Nadal from serving with complete serenity, since the scar he carries does not give him much flexibility. However, Rafa showed good form and his tireless competitive spirit. US Open Men Nadal and Sebastián Yatra finished their dinner with a bang! Who won this time? 9 HOURS AGO Fognini-Karatsev: Comeback to meet Nadal again (1-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 and 6-4) The Spaniard now awaits a tough second-round confrontation against the Italian Fabio Fognini, who came back two sets behind against the Russian Aslan Karatsev (1-6, 5-7, 6-1 6-4 and 6-4). Rafa clearly dominates the face-to-face with Fognini: he beat him in thirteen of the previous 17, but the Italian beat him in 2015 at Flushing Meadows after coming back from two sets down. As he said in the interview just after the match against Hijikata, now “it’s time to survive, be positive and humble in the process” of recovery and not think about the title and number 1 in the world anymore. The US Open 2022 is broadcast in full on Eurosport and the APP / Player. Follow live and direct all the matches of the tournament, the best video summaries and the most complete information when, how and where you want. ¡US Open MenDid you know? Fognini, the first tennis player capable of overcoming Nadal from 0-2 in the Grand Slam (02:30) YESTERDAY AT 19:22 US Open Nadal’s laughter as he assures him that he is not penalized for service time: “It’s a joke” YESTERDAY AT 10:51