Rafael Nadal Hits the Shot of the US Open on the First Day

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffAugust 27, 2013

Baseball pitchers can only dream of putting a curve on a ball like this. 

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal kicked off his 2013 U.S. Open with an opening-round matchup against American Ryan Harrison on Monday. 

Nadal won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, but tennis fans will remember Nadal's around-the-net winner after Harrison's overhead smash more than anything.