Nadal Beats Nalbandian to Reach U.S. Open Tennis Fourth Round

Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a straight-sets victory over David Nalbandian.

Nadal won 7-6 (7-5), 6-1, 7-5 at the National Tennis Center in New York. The 25-year-old No. 2 seed from Spain will play Gilles Muller from Luxembourg or Igor Kunitsyn of Russia for a place in the quarterfinals of the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year.

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