At the US Open, Nadal beats a terrible mishap injury.

Rafael Nadal has defeated an oddity, self-caused facial injury to book his position in the third round of the US Open civility of a four-set prevail upon Fabio Fognini.

Driving the fourth set 3-0, Nadal immediately dropped his racket and got at his nose after apparently smacking himself in the face when his racket kicked back away from the court while endeavoring to return the ball.

The 36-year-old lost the initial set and followed 4-2 in the subsequent edge prior to answering in brand name design, winning 16 of the following 19 games, to set up a third-round gathering against Richard Gasquet.

"It was only areas of strength for a. Toward the starting I assumed I [broke] it, the nose since I was in shock," Nadal told correspondents during his post-match question and answer session. "It was exceptionally difficult."

Replays before long showed that Nadal had unintentionally hit himself in the nose with his own racquet after it bobbed off the middle court.

His inconveniences went on in the subsequent set, yet he was joined by Fognini as the two players consolidated for 39 natural mistakes, only nine victors, seven assistance breaks, and just three holds.