Rafael Nadal accidentally hits himself on the nose by racket at US Open 2022

Rafael Nadal shrugged off an injury scare to win against Italy's Fabio Fognini 

second round of the US Open on Thursday, September 1. 

The Spaniard extended his Grand Slam match win to 21-0 after beating the Italian 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1. 

he shook off fear of injury by smashing his own racket in the face. 

He was playing a deep backhand when Nadal's racket bounced off the grass, 

The player was forced to take a medical break, but came back in good spirits 

Nadal looked visibly shaken and frowning in pain when he suffered the injury.