Nadal cruises into second round at US Open
Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts against Ryan Harrison of the US during their 2013 US Open men's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 26 , 2013. Nadal eased into the US Open second round on Monday with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win over American wildcard Ryan Harrison.
Nadal, the 2010 champion in New York, clinched his 16th hardcourt win in a row without loss of 2013 to illustrate his position as favorite for the title.
The 27-year-old Spaniard has captured nine trophies since his return from a seventh-month injury lay-off in February, building up a 54-3 winning record in the process.
Nadal came into New York having won back-to-back Masters titles at Montreal and Cincinnati, comfortably overcoming his shock first-round exit at Wimbledon.
He next tackles either Canada's Vasek Pospisil or Brazilian qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva.