Tennis. Madrid Masters 1000: Rafael Nadal continues to go from strength to strength


Spain’s Rafael Nadal won his third match in a row on Monday in Madrid to qualify for the round of 16. After 3:06 of the game, the 37-year-old tennis player defeated Argentine Pedro Cachino (91E) in three sets 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3.

At the end of the match, the winner of 22 Grand Slams spoke into the microphone, among the spectators: “I’m playing here to the fullest, I can’t ask for more, all the time I accumulate on the court this week has a lot of value for me, emotionally and tennis-wise. »

On Tuesday, Rafael Nadal will face Czech Jiří Lehečka (31E), wins over the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (118E), to advance to the quarterfinals.

The other contenders for the final victory in the Spanish capital did not tremble. Norwegian Casper Ruud (6E), who won the Masters 1000 in Barcelona a few days ago, easily defeated Briton Cameron Norrie (30E) 6-2, 6-4

Russian Daniil Medvedev (4E), leading by a set, faced the American Sebastian Korda (26E), but was able to turn the match around 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.

Gauff was defeated by her compatriot Keys

In the women’s draw, American Coco Gauff, world number three, lost to compatriot Madison Keys (20E) in three sets 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 4-6. She left the competition prematurely as in the previous year (second round).

Other favorites, Poland’s Iga Swiatek (1D) A Tunisian Ons Jabeur (9E), respectively crushed their rivals, the Spanish Sara Sorribes Tormo (55E) 6-1, 6-0 and Latvian Jelena Ostapenko (10E) 6-0, 6-4.

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