Rafael Nadal v Denis Istomin Live
Fourth seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal will begin his campaign at the Flushing Meadows on Monday, to face the Uzbek Denis Istomin in the first round. Nadal has had a decent season so far, although he is yet to win a major title.
With this being the final Grand Slam of the year, the world no. 5 will be keen on giving his best shot here. His US Open series was less than eventful one, as he played only in one event. In the Western & Southern Open, he made it as far as third round before succumbing to Borna Coric. Prior to that however, he also missed out on the Bronze at Olympics, losing to Kei Nishikori. As for Istomin, he is coming in with a record of 7-20, having spent majority of the season in attempts to move past the qualifiers and opening rounds. Ranked more than a 100 places below Nadal, his best run came in Wimbledon, where he reached the third round.
Head to head speaking, the two players have met each other four times and Spaniard has dominated on every occasion. They last met in 2014 Miami Masters, where he won 6-1, 6-0. For this fixture too, he should be able to sail to the win in straight sets.
Tags: Rafael Nadal, Denis Istomin, Grand Slam, US Open
Posted: 29th August 2016
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