NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal has come back to win at the US Open after cutting himself on the bridge of his nose when his racket bounced off the court and smacked him in the face in his second-round match against Fabio Fognini on Thursday at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Nadal was bleeding and took a medical timeout. A trainer put a bandage on his nose. The 22-time Grand Slam champion won 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1.
The match started Thursday night and finished after midnight.
Play resumed after about a five-minute delay when Nadal hurt himself on the first point of a game with Nadal leading 3-0 in the fourth set.