Nadal on the up again, Ferrer ends career in Madrid

Nadal on the up again, Ferrer ends career in Madrid”

Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the Madrid Open with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime on Wednesday.

As Del Potro won more return points and squandered five break-point opportunities, and a match point, Djere took his only chance to seal victory in two hours, 22 minutes.

Felix had great results on clay Challengers previous year and played well against Denis Shapovalov in the first round here to set Nadal clash where he had no chance, losing serve four times from ten opportunities offered to Rafa and creating nearly no damage on the return.

This was the 370th win at this level for Nadal, a much-needed one after semi-final losses in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, heading to Madrid with extra pressure on his back and seeking the first title of the season.

The world number two, looking for a sixth title on home soil, ran out a comfortable 6-3 6-3 victor.

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland was dominant in defeating Guido Pella of Argentina 6/3, 6/4, just as America's Frances Tiafoe outlasted Germany's veteran Philip Kohlschreiber 6/4, 3/6, 6/3 in a thrilling encounter.

Ferrer had 733 wins in 1,111 matches, fourth-best among active players. "Today is a day that I want to enjoy, and I'm very happy to be able to enjoy a day like today", he said.

Zverev will next meet Poland's Hubert Hurkacz, who won 86 per cent of his first-serve points (36/42) and beat France's Lucas Pouille 7-5, 6-1. I've always wanted to end my career like this. The Argentine had last played in Delray Beach in February, losing in the quarterfinals. I feel like I'm having fun playing tennis again which is always a good thing for me.

However, sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan had a tough battle in defeating Hugo Dellien of Bolivia 7/5, 7/5 to proceed to the third round.

Fabio Fognini beat John Millman 6-2, 6-2, while Gael Monfils edged Marton Fucsovics 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.

"I'm at a really good place right now", Osaka said.

On the women's side, top-ranked Naomi Osaka reached the quarterfinals with a straight-set win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich and will next face Belinda Bencic, who dropped only two games in her victory over Kateryna Kozlova.

A potential semi-final foe for Osaka is World No 3 Simona Halep, who annihilated Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova 6-0, 6-0 in 44 minutes.

"I never expected a goodbye or farewell like today". "I felt the ball, every single shot".

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