Australian wildcard Rinky Hijikata faces second seed Rafael Nadal in his US Open main-draw debut. He is one of six Australians in action on day two.
Aussie young gun Rinky Hijikata will make his Grand Slam main-draw debut at the US Open with the eyes of the world watching.
The 21-year-old has drawn Spanish legend Rafael Nadal, the 22-time major champion and second seed who, with a good result in New York, could reclaim the world No.1 ranking.
The closest Hijikata had previously come to the main draw of a Slam was at Wimbledon this year, where he reached the final round of qualifying.
After receiving a wildcard to compete at Flushing Meadows, the world No.198’s draw ensured his debut will be as memorable as they come.
“Obviously it’s a pretty exciting draw, it’s not often you get…