NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal crushed another opponent at the US Open, beating Ivan Dodig 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in the third round Saturday.
The second-seeded Spaniard has lost just 21 games through three matches. He has faced only five break points, saving each one of them.
"I am winning because I am playing well from the baseline and I am making the right decisions in the right moments," Nadal said.
The 38th-ranked Dodig beat Nadal at the hard-court tournament in Montreal two years ago. But Nadal is looking like the king of hard courts these days, with an 18-match winning streak on the surface.
He closed out the victory with a service winner to win the last game at love.
Nadal will next face 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber, who beat the top American man, John Isner, at this stage for the second straight year.