Rafael Nadal sustained an injury to his nose on day four of the US Open. Photo: USA TODAY Sports
Rafael Nadal sustained an injury to his nose on day four of the US Open. Photo: USA TODAY Sports

Nadal’s nose bloodied by own racquet at US Open in victory

  • The tennis great was moving to his right when he hit a backhand and his racquet deflected off the ground and smacked him on the nose
  • Asked during his on-court interview whether he’d ever had that happen before, he mustered a chuckle and replied: ‘With a golf club but not with a tennis racquet’

Rafael Nadal sustained an injury to his nose on day four of the US Open. Photo: USA TODAY Sports
Rafael Nadal sustained an injury to his nose on day four of the US Open. Photo: USA TODAY Sports
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