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Result: Rafael Nadal cruises into second round of US Open

Rafael Nadal beats Ryan Harrison in straight sets to move into the second round of the US Open.

Rafael Nadal has booked his place in the second round of the US Open with a 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory over Ryan Harrison.

The world number two was quick to impose his ability on Harrison, going a break up in the first game.

Nadal then won a simple point in his opening service game, but a double fault brought Harrison level at 15-15.

A further double fault meant 40-30 but Nadal's next serve wrapped up the second game.

Harrison got on the scoreboard at 2-1 with a comfortable service game, but struggled to return Nadal's serve, slipping further behind.

Nadal found himself at 5-3 ahead, but Harrison managed to hold his serve to force him to serve for the set, which he did comfortably.

A light drizzle interrupted play at the start of the second set after Nadal had again broken, with Harrison pushing a forehand wide to give the Spaniard two break points.

It was soon 3-1 to the former Wimbledon champion as strong serving and a number of forehands confirmed a routine game.

Nadal then broke again to move 5-2 ahead after Harrison netted on a second serve.

Serving for the second, the 2010 US Open champion gathered three set points on his serve to move into a two-set lead.

Harrison, who won only 29% of points on his second serve, was soon 3-0 behind in the third set after throwing away a 40-0 service game to give Nadal another break.

The American won his next service game but couldn't stop Nadal and was soon 5-2 down and facing match point.

Nadal wrapped up the win after Harrison stumbled.

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Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning a point against John Isner during the men's final of the Western & Southern Open on August 18, 2013
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