Rafael Nadal Rolls Into Third Round Under New US Open Roof

Rafael Nadal reacts after winning US Open Rd 2 match against Andreas Seppi.

New York: Rafael Nadal glided into the third round of the US Open on Wednesday as smoothly as the new roof over Arthur Ashe stadium slid shut for the first time during a match.

Two-time champion Nadal, seeded fourth, defeated Italy’s Andreas Seppi 6-0, 7-5, 6-1 to book a meeting with Russian Andrey Kuznetsov for a place in the round of 16.

The new $150 million roof was called into action for the first time when light rain began falling in the second set.

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