Play of the day: Nadal's stunning winner

Rafael Nadal has already hit what could end up being the shot of the tournament at the US Open in the Spaniard's opening game at Flushing Meadows.

Nadal, who beat American Ryan Harrison in the first round 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, was playing his first match on the hardcourts of New York City for the first time since 2011.

Despite his straight-sets victory, Nadal was tested by Harrison who put the 2010 winner on the back foot before he played his way out of trouble with this quite brilliant winner.

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