Rafael Nadal’s wife Mary Perello is hospitalized due to complications during childbirth. The 22-time Grand Slam winner had to compete in the US Open with that thought in mind. Despite the setback in the first set, the Spanish star won the next three sets to confirm the second round of the competition.
Nadal enters the first round of the US Open boys’ singles match at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday (August 31). The Spanish star won 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 against wildcard entry Rinke Hijikata.
However, Hijikata had a great fight against Nadal in the beginning. The 21-year-old Auji star won the first set by dominating.
He did not give Nadal time to settle down. After 3-3, Hijikata returned the Spaniard’s serve in the seventh game to go ahead 4-3. Then the Auji star won the first set by holding his serve 6-4. But Hijikata was ignored by Nadal in the next three sets. Nadal confirmed the second round by beating him 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.
- Meanwhile, while Nadal is busy fighting back at the US Open after three years, his wife Marie Perello is in the emergency department of a hospital in Palma de Mallorca due to complications during childbirth. Of course, Mary is safe now. So Nadal no longer thought of returning from the US Open.
- Mary Perello is supported by Nadal’s family. She has been hospitalized for complications during pregnancy, and may have to stay in the hospital from the 31st to 34th week, according to Spanish media outlet Marca.
Meanwhile, the defending champion Emma Radukanu withdrew from the first round of women’s singles at the US Open on the same day. He lost in straight sets to No. 11 seed Alize Cornet. The result of the game is 6-3, 6-3 in favor of Cornet. Earlier Iga Svitek, Cameron Norrie and Carlos Alcaraz secured the second round with easy wins.