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Nadal and Granollers round out Spain’s victory

Nadal and Granollers round out Spain’s victory
Rafael Nadal and Marcel Granollers teamed up for the first time in the Davis Cup to beat Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic, 6-3, 6-4 at the Caja Mágica, and confirm their victory against defending Croatia 3-4. 0, the first place in Group B, and their qualification for the quarterfinals.

With the tie already decided, thanks to the individual victories of Roberto Bautista and Rafael Nadal, the Spanish captain Sergi Bruguera, decided that Rafa and Marcel would take to the track.

Thus seventeen years after playing together twice Spain’s triumph in the Junior Davis Cup against the United States, Nadal and Granollers came together again in this competition. In that 2002, this couple beat Scott Oudsema and Simmonds 7-6 (7-5) and 6-3 in the final played in Le Baule (France).

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Later, they played a couple of tournaments on the circuit, without winning any title, but before two expert doubles players such as Dodig and Pavic, winners of two Grand Slam in this modality, with the first triumphing at Wimbledon in 2013 and the second at the Australian Open. in 2018, the Spanish showed cohesion.

They moved quickly and breaking the Croats in the sixth game of the first set, in which they did not concede a single break point, and then in the seventh game of the second set, they sealed the victory in 84 minutes. EFE.

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