PHOTOS/VIDEO: 2016 US Open R3 Rafael Nadal vs. Andrey Kuznetsov
2016 US Open R3 Rafael Nadal def. Andrey Kuznetsov 6/1 6/4 6/2
"I think I played well tonight," Nadal said. "Very happy about the way I played. First set, especially, was very high level."
"I lost the serve in the second a couple of games. I was serving badly. When you play against a player like him, who is able to return well and hit a lot of good shots, then you are in big trouble," Nadal said. "The only thing I know is that I am happy. I am excited to play the US Open. For me it's great news that I am on the tour again and that I am playing every day with less pain on the wrist. That's the most important thing."
On his next opponent Lucas Pouille:
"He is a great player. He is young. He has all the shots: good serve, good forehand, good backhand. He's a tough opponent," Nadal said. "I practiced with him a couple of times and I played him a long time ago. I know he's able to play at a very high level. I'll need to be ready to play my best if I want to keep going." (via ATP)