Rafa Nadal matches Roger Federer's US Open record

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Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal made his US Open tournament debut in 2003 at 17.

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As a teenager, Rafa Nadal beat world no. 61 Fernando Vicente in straight sets to celebrate his first victory in US Open.

19 years later and with 4 US Open trophies on his tally,

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Rafael is still among the tennis players to beat at the US Open.

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Nadal made a victorious start at the US Open with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win over Australian tennis player Rinky Hijikata.

Thus, Rafael joined Roger Federer at 19 years between the 1st and last US Open tournament victories.

World no. 198 Rinky Hijikata made an amazing start against Rafael Nadal.

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