Rafael Nadal made quick work of his second-round opponent at the U.S. Open on Thursday, taking the final 12 games in his 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 victory over qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva.
Second-seeded Nadal improved to 17-0 on hard courts this year. He has lost only 11 games over his first two matches of the tournament.
The Brazilian fought Nadal for a brief time and even had a break point in the second game of the second set.
But Nadal saved the break point, and closed out the first of the dozen straight games to close the match and stay on course for a quarterfinal meeting with long-time foe Roger Federer.