Sept. 2 (UPI) — Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek were the top players to advance in the men’s and women’s singles tournaments, while the Williams sisters were eliminated in the first round of doubles play on Day 4 of the 2022 U.S. Open.
Nadal beat Italian Fabio Fognini in four sets to move on to the third round Thursday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
The second-seeded Spaniard fired four aces, converted 9 of 14 break points and logged 37 unforced errors in the 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 win. Fognini fired just one ace and totaled 60 errors. Nadal will…