The 121st ranked Daniel, who was born in the United States and lives in Spain, was involved in a five-set marathon against American Tommy Paul on Wednesday in match that was pushed back after rain wiped out play on Tuesday. Of course, the ones at Arthur Ashe Stadium do not have that problem because of the roof, but the number of matches that can take place there are limited.
The five-time champion goes on to face Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic or Mikhail Youzhny of Russian Federation on Thursday. "It's true I didn't play very well tonight but at the same time it's true that I am through", Nadal said.
Dimitrov is the third top-10 seed to fall, joining Zverev and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, while second seed Murray pulled out before the start because of injury. "That was good. But because of the preparation being not the best that I've had, I was quite up and down".
"Eventually", Tiafoe said, "I'll win more than I lose these".
"Every time I was down, Frances took care of it".
"Look, if I enter the tournament, it's because I believe I can play and go deep".
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It was the Australian Open and Wimbledon champion's 17th win in 17 matches against Youzhny since their first meeting in 2000 - but both players seemed to struggle for fitness, with Youzhny requiring medical attention in the fourth set.
The 35-year-old Youzhny was suffering with cramps through the fourth and fifth sets of the match, which lasted more than three hours.
Federer's initial match point came at 5-3, 40-30, but Tiafoe staved that off, then broke. He missed last year's tournament, when the retractable cover made its debut, because he took off the second half of 2016 to let his surgically repaired left knee and a bad back fully heal. "But I'm really, really happy I got through". Or I don't. Yes, I might feel more exhausted than I normally would going into a third round, but that's okay.
In New York, Federer has looked vulnerable, and worn down through just two rounds.
"I really struggled early on".
But the true picture, perhaps, could be found in his players' box. "I felt like when I was playing well I was controlling most of the rallies".
"I think we were potentially a couple of points away from doing a lot better but we're probably already qualified for the ATP Tour Finals with three months of the season still to go".
The throne at US Open is empty, and we are sure that many participants are going to give their best now in order to reach it.