Rafael Nadal -01- (ESP) def Vasek Pospisil -88- (CAN) | 63 64 62
The Canuck shocked even himself after breaking Nadal midway through set-2. But it proved to be Vasek’s only shining moment. Rafa won the next six games and allowed Pospisil only two more service games the rest of the way.
NEXT:  Rafael Nadal -01- (ESP) vs.  Karen Khachenov -26- (RUS)
R2: def Vasek Pospisil -88- (CAN) 63 64 62 | Arthur Ashe Stadium
R1: def David Ferrer -148- (ESP) 63 34 RET | Arthur Ashe Stadium
 Rafael Nadal -01- (ESP)
He is the defending and 3-time US Open Champion…and one of the greatest to ever play the game. This Spring at Roland Garros, he again defended his title, earning an unprecedented 11th French Open title. Combined with 2 Wimbledon victories, an Australian Open win, and 3 titles here in Flushing, he is a 17-time Grand Slam Champion. A 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and 4-time Davis Cup Champion, with his US Open Series victory in Toronto, he now owns a remarkable 80 career tour-level Singles titles. And it was here, 8-years-ago, at just 24-years-old, he became the 7th man in tennis history – and youngest in the Open Era – to earn the career Grand Slam. From Mallorca, Spain – Please welcome 3-time US Open Champion and the #1 Player in the World, Rafael Nadal.
Vasek Pospipsil -88- (CAN)
This 28-year-old started the year by capturing his 6th and 7th ATP Challenger Tour Singles titles, and has played in four Finals this year alone. A Wimbledon Quarterfinalist in 2015; last year, he earned his first victory over a World #1, defeating Andy Murray at Indian Wells. Hi break-through season came four years ago, when he climbed to a career-high ranking of World #25 after reaching the Australian Open’s 3rd-Round. He’d go on to win the Wimbledon Doubles title, and was a Singles Finalist the US Open Series event in Washington D.C. A Davis Cup World Group Semifinalist – at the Olympic Games in Rio, he reached the Doubles Bronze Medal match with partner Daniel Nestor. Competing in his 7th US Open, from Vernon, Canada – Please welcome Vasek Pospisil.