U.S Open 2022: Defending champion and a series of eliminated seeds
The 2022 US Open has continuously witnessed surprises when a series of seeded players were eliminated right from the 1st round, including the defending women’s singles champion Emma Raducanu.
However, at a higher level, the Spaniard quickly regained the game to win the next three sets 6-2, 6-3 and 6-3 to successfully reverse course.
Heading into round 2, Nadal’s opponent will be Fabio Fognini.
This is an opponent that Rafa has had 17 encounters with and is holding the upper hand with 13 overs.
The 2022 US Open, the last prestigious Grand Slam tournament of the year, soon saw a series of seeded players break up right from the 1st round.
Specifically, after the opening round, 1/4 of the players selected as seeds of the tournament were eliminated, including those who were considered candidates for the championship.