Rafael Nadal vs Marin Cilic: US Open 4th Round Match Tie Break

Rafael Nadal overcomes Fabio Fognini in four sets in US Open second round

Rafael Nadal overcomes Fabio Fognini in four sets in US Open second round

Rafael Nadal overcame Fabio Fognini 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in 4 hour and 46 minutes to reach his second consecutive US Open fourth round match tie break. Federer led by a set and a break, but Fognini had lost a few points while taking five breaks of serve. Nadal has also taken six break of a tie break in the four rounds in the US Open.

With the momentum of the first set in his favor, Nadal continued on with an even playing level, but Fognini took the opportunity to work his way back into the game. Nadal broke him in the third game. He was able to take advantage in the fourth game. The champion broke again, but Fognini was able to take a match point in the ninth game. Fognini broke again. The Frenchman had now lost the set 4-11 and 7-9. The match continued in similar fashion in sets 6 and 7, with the champion taking the two games that he needed to overtake the Italian.

Nadal faced Marin Cilic in the second round of the US Open. Cilic defeated the Croatian with three games to spare, 9-7, 6-1, 6-4.

The third round match between the two began in similar fashion to the first two, with Nadal leading Fognini 3-2. In the fourth game, Fognini broke again. However, he was not able to maintain the momentum during the next five games. He was able to break Nadal in the ninth game, but then he missed a chance to get a match point. Nadal broke again to take the set. He did not break again during the next two sets.

The game that was ultimately decided

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