Double blow for Rafael Nadal. Winner of Fabio Fognini in the second round of the US Open, on the night of Thursday to Friday, the Spaniard officially qualified for the Masters at the end of the season, which will take place, like last year, in Turin. This is his 17th qualification for the event.
If his presence was already almost acquired thanks to his two Grand Slam successes earlier in the year, at the Australian Open and Roland-Garros, it is now mathematically guaranteed. ” I knew I would be there for a while because winning two Grand Slams, it’s hard not to be there. But yeah, that’s good news of course. It’s better than what we expected when we started the year because we didn’t really know how things were going to go. So yes, happy “Reacted the Majorcan after his victory against the Italian.
But before turning to the indoor season and this last major meeting of the season will take place on Saturday, Richard Gasquet on his way to a new second week at the US Open. The world No. 3 will aim for an 18th success in as many clashes against the French, before, perhaps, being able to dream of a 23rd coronation in Major and a place of world No. 1, now in his ropes.