The World number one Rafael Nadal in a match of the US Open 2017 defeated Dusan Lajovic by 7-6, 6-2, 6-2 to move into the second round.
"When I was down in the first set, I just tried to be there as he was playing well and controlling the points. But the end of the first set was very important. I got the break back and after that, everything changed," Nadal said following the match.
In the second round, he will face either American wild card Tommy Paul or Taro Daniel of Japan.