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Nadal reaches the third round without problems at Roland Garros

Nadal reaches the third round without problems at Roland Garros

Spanish Rafael Nadal had a comfortable match again in his second round this year at Roland Garros, in which he beat German Yannick Maden (114th) in three sets, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

History repeated itself for the world number 2 and eleven-time champion in Paris compared to the first round, in which he also had a comfortable victory against a German player (Yannick Hanfmann) from the qualifying rounds, just like his opponent in this round. chance.

In his debut match, Nadal lost six games and spent 1 hour and 58 minutes on the court. This time he gave his rival seven and spent eleven more minutes in the game, but also without suffering great physical exhaustion.

The meeting had hardly any history and from the beginning the Mallorcan player was far superior.

The third set was in which Maden planted more battle, until 4-4, when Nadal put the direct towards the final victory, which finally scored a 6-4.

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«There are always things to improve. But for now it has been enough to be in the third round. Two good games, both won in three sets, “said the Mallorcan.

In the next round, Nadal will have a more important rival, the Belgian David Goffin, current 29th in the world.

– Tsitsipas and Nishikori go back –
For his part, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6th in the world) had to fight more this Wednesday to win his second round match against Bolivian Hugo Dellien (86th) by 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 and 7-5 .

Dellien had already made history in the first round by becoming the first Bolivian to win a Grand Slam match in 35 years.

Also coming back from a bad start, the Japanese Kei Nishikori (7th) overcame the second obstacle at this Roland Garros, with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and 6-4 against the French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (82nd).

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Among the disappointments in the men’s team was that of Argentine Guido Pella, 23rd in the world, who was surprised by a French player invited by the organizers, Corentin Moutet (110th), who beat him 6-3, 6-1, 2- 6 and 7-5.

Argentine tennis made up for this disappointment with the joy of Juan Ignacio Londero (78th), who continues his adventure and knocked down Frenchman Richard Gasquet (49th), somewhat short in form after his recent six-month loss, 6-2, 3- 6, 6-3 and 6-4.

– Muguruza meets Svitolina –
In the women’s tournament the favorites continued to win.

The Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza (19th), champion at Roland Garros in 2016, did not have too many problems to beat the Swedish Johanna Larsson (172nd) 6-4 and 6-1.

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The Caracas-born player met in the third round with the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (9th), who qualified without having to play due to the sick leave of the Slovakian Kateryna Kozlova (67th).

«It is a game that is going to be good to play. It’s a good third round. I have not played against her for a long time, “said Muguruza.

The Czech Karolina Pliskova, world number 2 and trained by the former Spanish tennis player Conchita Martínez, also qualified for the third round, with a firm step, who beat the Slovak Kristina Kucova (203rd) by a double 6-2.

The American Sloane Stephens (7th), runner-up last year, had to try harder to resolve against the Spanish Sara Sorribes (75th) 6-1 and 7-6 (7/5). AFP

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