Rafael Nadal makes it 18 straight against Gasquet to reach US Open fourth round

Rafael Nadal's nose was okay. So was his tennis. No join or even

48 hours after he drew blood by inadvertently smacking himself with his racket

a difficult situation, not surprisingly, against Richard Gasquet.

Nadal improved to 18-0 against Gasquet across their vocations 

ran his no holds barred set streak to 34 straight by winning 

third-round matchup at the U.S. Open 6-0, 6-1, 7-5 on Saturday night.

Things returned to frame from that point between the two 36-year-olds until the end