Dominance Rafael Nadal outclasses Andreas Seppi again at US Open

Rafael Nadal continued his dominance of Andreas Seppi with a straight-sets win in the US Open second round.

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Rafael Nadal continued his dominance of Andreas Seppi with a straight-sets win in the US Open second round.

The Spanish fourth seed made it six straight wins over Seppi, recording a 6-0 7-5 6-1 victory on a history-making night at Flushing Meadows.

Rain in New York meant the roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium was closed for the first time, but it had little impact on Nadal.

Nadal may have been below his best, yet he was still comfortably too good for Seppi.

The 14-time grand slam champion last dropped a set to Seppi in 2008 – in Rotterdam in his only defeat to the Italian – and that rarely looked like changing.

Nadal dominated the first set before Seppi fought back briefly in the second, only to be broken as he looked to force a tie-break in the 12th game.

An early break in the third sent Nadal on his way as he set up a meeting with Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.

 

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

Nadal [4] bt Seppi 6-0 7-5 6-1

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS
Nadal – 23/28
Seppi – 16/35

ACES
Nadal – 2
Seppi – 3

BREAK POINTS WON 
Nadal – 8/12 
Seppi – 2/7

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE 
Nadal – 56
Seppi – 46

PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE
Nadal – 67/58
Seppi – 58/30

TOTAL POINTS 
Nadal – 96
Seppi – 64


 

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