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Summary

  1. Rafael Nadal beats Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 6-2 under roof on Ashe
  2. All outside court matches bar one cancelled on day two - rain
  3. Defending women's champion Kerber loses 6-3 6-1 to teenager Osaka
  4. Top seed Pliskova beats Linette 6-2 6-1

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. See you tomorrow

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal

    That is your lot from today's live text and radio commentary from Noo Yoick.

    We will be back tomorrow trying to cover all the angles on a ram-jam day of big names and brave Brits.

    In the meantime check back on our tennis pages for reports on tonight's evening sessions goings-on.

  2. The day three schedule is out

    And it's packed...

    With heavy rain decimating today's schedule outside the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof, it's going to be a busy one tomorrow.

    The three Britons remaining in the tournament are all in action. Aljaz Bedene will play his first-round match against Andrey Rublev on court eight at about 19:00 BST. Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie - both already in the second round - will be much later. Edmund takes on Steve Johnson not before 21:00, although as it's the fifth match on Louis Armstrong it's likely to be quite a way after that. Norrie plays Pablo Carreno Busta on court six, again not before 21:00 BST.

    As for the Arthur Ashe Stadium, Maria Sharapova is the third match on against Hungary's Timea Babos.

    You can have a look at the whole thing here.

  3. Next up on Ashe

    Rafa Nadal

    Rafael Nadal fires some balls to the back rows of the Arthur Ashe cauldron.

    That was a decent work-out and he got it done in time to clear the court in time for French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, 3-1 up in the third, to conclude her match against Spain's Lara Arruabarrena on the main stage.

    That is one of only three more matches that are going to be finished today with Madison Keys v Elise Mertens and Roger Federer v Frances Tiafoe under the Ashe roof while the rain falls outside.

  4. Post update

    Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 6-2 Lajovic

    Top seed Rafael Nadal, speaking on Ashe after his first-round win: "It was tough at the beginning, he was playing well and not making many mistakes and I felt he was controlling the points too many times.

    "At the end of that first set it was important to get the break point back and I played a good point at 6-6, then hit a good winner to win the set. Then everything was changing.

    "I need to keep improving, but the first round is never easy, there are nerves out here when you play in his amazing place. Always at the beginning you want to do it well.

    "I feel a lot of support here from the crowd so I want to say thanks. It is a pleasure to be back and I feel the energy here."

  5. Post update

    Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 6-2 Lajovic

    Leon Smith

    Great Britain Davis Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Flushing Meadows

    Job done. Nadal had a patch start in the first set, Lajovic was playing good, Rafa was not timing his shots well.

    But, as he always does, he fights as hard as he could and managed to win that first set. Then Nadal went into lockdown.

    He served well, didn't miss much and he looked like his usual self as the match wore on.

  6. Game, set and match Nadal

    Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 6-2 Lajovic

    On to either Japan's Taro Daniel or the United States' Tommy Paul for Rafael Nadal - a pair with more first names than seems necessary.

    The Spaniard needed a set to get his gears oiled, but it was pretty smooth running once he did.

    Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates
  7. Lajovic holds

    *Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 5-2 Lajovic

    Dusan Lajovic gives us a game for old times, walloping a couple of fine backhand winners.

    But his time in the limelight is fast fading...

  8. Nadal holds

    Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 5-1 *Lajovic

    The cumulative total for the second and third set has only just exceeded the 64 minutes that the first set chewed up.

    Those dog days seem long ago for Dusan Lajovic.

  9. Nadal breaks

    *Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 4-1 Lajovic

    Rafael Nadal brings up a 30-40 flavour break point with a backhand return that is fizzing with spin and smears straight through the paint and out of reach.

    That cleared the net by fag paper. A trompe l'oeil of a shot, it seemed simultaneously short and long and, in the end, was perfect.

    Another sublime winner and Dusan Lajovic is on the canvas, if not yet counted out.

    Rafael Nadal of Spain returns
  10. Post update

    Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 3-1 *Lajovic

    Leon Smith

    Great Britain Davis Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Flushing Meadows

    It is a fun match to watch. It is nice to see one of the players ranked between 50 and 100 on a big court and Lajovic has made the most of it. He is still fighting hard and competing really hard.

    Dusan Lajovic of Serbia
  11. Nadal holds

    Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 3-1 *Lajovic

    Nadal pockets another break point, whisking it away from Dusan Lajovic like a master magician.

    An arcing ace, cleaving to the centre-line, pulls the Serb all out of shape and brings up game point for Nadal.

    A forehand exchange and Lajovic comes out the wrong side of the rate, punting long.

  12. Nadal saves two break points, deuce

    *Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 2-1 Lajovic

    Well, well, well.

    Just when you think you have got out, Dusan Lajovic pulls you back in again.

    The Serb has 15-40 on the Rafael Nadal serve as the Spaniard plonks wide.

    But Rafa runs wide and far, racking up major court miles, to save both break points.

  13. Post update

    Leon Smith

    Great Britain Davis Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Flushing Meadows

    Nadal knows this is great opportunity, as will Roger, with so many big names out. You can imagine there is a little bit more tension there.

  14. Post update

    *Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 2-1 Lajovic

    That's more like it. Dusan Lajovic isn't ready to pack up and head to hang out in the Meatpacking District just yet. The Serb rediscovers his service game to get his side of the scoreboard ticking in the third.

    Dusan Lajovic of Serbia
  15. Post update

    Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 2-0 Lajovic*

    Rafa Nadal rattles through to 40-0 as he looks to consolidate the break, although a double fault threatens to check his progress. Is this a mere speed bump or a full-on road block?

    A rogue forehand is another obstacle, leading some arm gestures from Rafa that wouldn't look out of place in a Macarena dance.

    But a service winner down the middle leaves Lajovic flat-footed.

  16. Post update

    *Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 1-0 Lajovic

    How long are we giving this one then? Done inside half an hour? French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko will be limbering up in the locker room, her match against Spain's Lara Arruabarrena set to continue on Ashe ahead of the night session remember. A Brucie bonus.

  17. Nadal breaks

    *Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 1-0 Lajovic

    Dusan Lajovic starts again on that uphill run. Only now it is even steeper. The Serb has never come back from two sets to love down.

    Nadal moves 30-15 with a rip-roaring forehand down the line, then sees two break points fall into his lap when Lajovic cracks a forehand long. We didn't see those errors in the first set.

    A forehand winner from the baseline saves one of them... but he can't repeat the trick. Rafa cruising.

  18. Post update

    Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 Lajovic

    Leon Smith

    Great Britain Davis Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Flushing Meadows

    In the first set Rafa's return of second serve was very poor but he has cleaned that up. He is playing much better.

    It is normal that Rafa will want to get through this as quickly as possible now he is in control.

    Rafael Nadal returns
  19. Game and second set

    Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 *Lajovic

    Dusan Lajovic frames a forehand return into the rafters and he slips 30-0 behind.

    That is not a whole lot better as he pumps long for 40-0.

    Nadal, with as comfy a cushion as it gets, flashes forehands long and then into the net to give the Serb a sniff at 40-30.

    Then an ace. And solid and final as a coffin clout.

    Second set cashed. Third in the post?

    Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates
  20. Lajovic holds

    *Nadal 7-6 (8-6) 5-2 Lajovic

    Dusan Lajovic keeps his cards on the table, but Rafael Nadal serves for the second next and the odds of him missing are slim to none.