US Open 2018 day five: Nadal faces Khachanov, Stephens wins – live!
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Third set: Nadal 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 Khachanov* (*denotes next server)
Nadal, having worked so hard to get into the match, could really do without crashing 0-40 down in the opening game of the third set. Khachanov has a good conversion rate on break points so far, taking four of six compared to Nadal’s four from 11, but all three come and go this time. Another two points bypass him too as Nadal fires five points on the spin to hold.
Drama too on Grandstand, where Dominic Thiem returned after a 20-minute rain break (there’s no roof there), hit two aces and then three double faults to get broken when serving for the match against Taylor Fritz. It’s 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 5-4.