It took time for Rafael Nadal to a discover his rhythm on last Tuesday evening at the united states Open, 

But the 4 time champion found it to advance to the 2'nd round.

The Spaniard was rallied past #NextGenATP Australian Rinky Hijikata 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, and 6-3 at Flushing Meadows,

where he's competing for the primary time since he was win the 2019 title.

The 2'nd seed has won 19 of his past 20 matches at the season’s final sweep

he has triumphed altogether 20 of his matches at major championships this year.

"It's been a protracted wait. for a few time i believed i could not be able to be back, so i'm super happy. 

Nadal will next face a tricky challenge against Italian Fabio Fognini, who rallied from two sets down against

the 22-time Slam champion in ny in 2015. Nadal leads the pair’s ATP Head2Head series 13-4. 

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