Sport Wreck-It Rafa! - Nadal keeps up fine form against Mario

15:20  12 june  2018
15:20  12 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Nadal fights to finish off persistent Bolelli

  Nadal fights to finish off persistent Bolelli Rafael Nadal encountered a challenge as he commenced his French Open defence with a tricky straight-sets win over Simone Bolelli.Rafael Nadal saw off four set points in a third-set tie-break as he demonstrated extreme patience to beat Simone Bolelli 6-4 6-3 7-6 (11-9) in a rain-delayed French Open first-round tie.

He did not drop a single set against Thiem, finishing on 6-4, 6-3 and 6-2, singing victory on his fifth match point. After a determined and focused first set, Nadal cranked up a gear This was Thiem's first big final match, but although the Austrian, 24, put up a good fight, he was always one step behind Rafa .

FR0M ROLAND GARROS — Rafa Nadal is a pretty big favorite to win Roland Garros once again. Can Thiem change it up ? He will have to start playing well, because if he loses the first and second set, see-ya. But as he says, there is an opportunity“[ Nadal is] a big favorite against everybody.

Nadalcropped: Rafael Nadal celebrates winning an 11th French Open title © Provided by Omnisport Rafael Nadal celebrates winning an 11th French Open title

Rafael Nadal just cannot stop winning right now.

The world number one stormed to an 11th French Open title on Sunday, but less than 48 hours later he was enjoying another victory in a video posted on his Twitter page.

Tennis great Nadal appears in an advert for upcoming video game Mario Tennis Aces, posting a link alongside the quote: "Facing a new opponent. You might just recognise him…"

He takes on star protagonist Mario who, like Dominic Thiem, falls by the wayside, the change of surface seemingly not hindering the 'King of Clay', with the match - showing off features from the game - played on a hard court.

Nadal will not get complacent at French Open

  Nadal will not get complacent at French Open Despite being a 10-time winner at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal is not prepared to take his foot off the gas in the French Open.Rafael Nadal insists he will never get complacent at the French Open and says his 10 titles at Roland Garros are proof of his respect for the sport.

It goes back and forth between Rafa 's own recollections of matches and growing up and John Carlin putting everything in context. The book is written in the form of Nadal reliving his important matches, particularly the 2008 Wimbledon final against Roger Federer.

It wasn't until Rafa managed to earn the break of serve that the match swayed in his favor. Our strategy was to keep him off balance and to mix up play, so that he never got The way he worked his way out of trouble against Diego gave Rafa a lot of confidence going into the match against Del Potro.

Nadal will hope for similar success on grass in the coming months...

Del Potro 'relaxed' despite failing to take his chances against Nadal .
Juan Martin del Potro rued failing to convert six break points in the first set of his semi-final defeat to Rafael Nadal in Paris.Juan Martin del Potro was left to lament missed opportunities in the first set against Rafael Nadal after his "beautiful" run at the French Open came to an end.

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