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Nadal rolls on at US Open, tops Dodig in 3rd round
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, serves against Ivan Dodig, of Croatia, during the third round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
August 31, 2013, 4:45 pm

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

The second-seeded Spaniard has lost just 21 games through three matches. He has 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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