Rafael Nadal defeats Rinky Hijikata in four sets on Tuesday.
It took time for Rafael Nadal to discover his rhythm on Tuesday evening.
But the four-time champion found it to advance to the second round at the US Open.
After defeating Nadal reach to the second round of the US Open.
He has triumphed in all 20 of his matches at major championships this year.
Nadal will next face a tough challenge against Italian Fabio Fognini.
Nadal has not lost his opening match at a major since the 2016 Australian Open.
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