Top seed Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Gilles Simon of France 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 5, 2010. TOPSHOTS/(Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK (AP)—Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat Gilles Simon of France 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round of the U.S. Open on Sunday. Nadal has won all his matches in straight sets, but this was the first time he didn’t need any tiebreakers. Nadal has not had his serve broken at the Open.
He will face fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the fourth round. The 42nd-ranked Simon was hoping to catch a flight home to Europe later Sunday to see his son who was born Thursday.