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NEW YORK -- The hair is shorter now, a tad thin on top. Cheap Jerseys Authentic . The shorts are shorter and the sleeves a little longer.But at the age of 30, Rafael Nadal still has the look of urgency in his brown eyes, the fierce concentration on his face, the perpetually furrowed brow.After the second point of Friday nights third game, there was another familiar sight -- a comforting one if you are a Rafa fan -- the vintage celebratory uppercut. It followed a terrific sequence when Nadal tracked down a deft drop shot by Andrey Kuznetsov and sent a deft forehand flick for a cross-court winner.All summer long there have been grave concerns about Nadals health, but after a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory, the No. 4 seed is into the fourth round of the US Open. Amazingly, Rafa hasnt been to the second week of a Grand Slam since last years French Open, and hasnt achieved that here in three years.Oh, and there was a sublime, scrambling, between-the-legs lob on the second-to-last point that set off a scissor-kicking, fist-pumping episode after he won the point.I couldnt see Andrey, [but] I imagined he was going very close to the net, Rafa explained in his on-court interview. The only chance was the lob shot. I was lucky that the ball was in.Nadal won nine of the last 11 games. Kuznetsovs serve was broken seven of 12 times.A few more takeaways:Rafa scores a 2016 hat trick: In this day and age, its not easy to beat someone three times in a single season. But three of Nadals 37 wins this year have come against the unfortunate 25-year-old Russian -- in three different continents: Asia (Doha), Madrid (Europe) and now North America. The overall head-to-head is 4-0, and Rafa has won 10 of 11 sets.The wrist seems to be OK: You may remember when Nadal pulled out of Roland Garros after the second round with a nicked-up left wrist and then was forced to skip Wimbledon. He has said that its not completely healed, but there were times when he was under duress that Rafa seemed to hit out completely from both sides. Roland Garros was a tough decision, then Wimbledon again, he said. But here I am in New York; thats a very special city.Maybe playing in Rio was a good idea: Back in the day, Rafa always thrived on a heavy tournament schedule. But given his growing history of injuries, going to the Olympics, which were wedged into the ATP World Tour calendar, seemed like bad play for a guy who passed on Wimbledon. But Rafa went, losing the bronze-medal match against Kei Nishikori. However, he won doubles gold with partner Marc Lopez. 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