US Open favorites Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, with 28 Grand Slam titles between them, cruised into the US Open but 17-time major winner Roger Federer was thwarted by rain.
Rafael Nadal during his US Open match against Ryan Harrison in New York on August 26 , 2013. Nadal cruised to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win over American wildcard Harrison.
Nadal, the second-seeded 2010 champion who watched the 2012 US Open from his home in Spain as he endured a seven-month injury layoff, cruised to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win over America's Ryan Harrison on Monday to record a 16th win on hard courts this year.
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