Fact: Alec Baldwin, singer Josh Groban and actress Amanda Seyfried were among the stars sitting courtside at the USTA Opening Night Gala to kick off the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York City on Monday evening (31Aug15). The celebrity sports fans watched as reigning women's champ Serena Williams sailed through to the second round after her opponent, Vitalia Diatchenko, bowed out due to injury. Rafael Nadal also emerged victorious, beating 18-year-old Borna Coric in four sets.
Fact: Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal won the U.S. Open on Monday (09Sep130, defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic to win his 13th grand slam title.
Fact: Top tennis ace Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the London Olympics insisting he's in no condition to compete for his native Spain. Nadal was a favourite to win gold, as he did in Beijing in 2008.