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Rafael Nadal Makes Easy Work Of Dodig In Third Round Of US Open

Second-Seeded Nadal Breezing Through Early Rounds
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory during his men's singles third round match against Ivan Dodig of Croatia on Day Six of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory during his men’s singles third round match against Ivan Dodig of Croatia on Day Six of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rafael Nadal crushed another opponent at the US Open, beating Ivan Dodig 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in the third round Saturday.

The second-seeded Spaniard is in fine form. He has lost just 21 games through three matches, and faced only five break points, saving each one of them.

The 38th-ranked Dodig beat Nadal at the hard-court tournament in Montreal two years ago. But Nadal is looking like the king of hard courts these days, with an 18-match winning streak on the surface.

He closed out the victory with a service winner to win the last game at love.

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