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Florian Mayer © Tennistalk.com
Rome
2nd round
5/16/12 1 2 Tot
de  Florian Mayer 1 5 0
es  Rafael Nadal 6 7 2
Rafael Nadal © Tennistalk.com
  • Nadal safely through to third round

    5/16/12 9:52 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Five-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal made a successful start to the week, having upended Germany’s Florian Mayer in straight sets. The second seed moves on to face fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers in the next round.

    World No. 3 Rafael Nadal is through to the round of 16 after dismissing Florian Mayer in straight sets, 6-1, 7-5. The 25-year-old held ten of 10 service games without facing a break point. Nadal ended the evening with 25 of 27 first-service points won.

    Nadal led 3-0 in the opening set, then took an insurance break to 5-1. Two set points came quickly for the second seed, who snagged the set as Mayer missed a service return.

    The German upped his level of play in set two but was broken at 5-5. Nadal dug out of a 0-30 hole at 6-5 before sealing the win in 82 minutes.

    The five-time champion completed the effort with just eight points surrendered on serve.

    He will take on compatriot Marcel Granollers in the next round. Granollers defeated wildcard Fabio Fognini in the second round, 6-3, 6-4.

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Comments

Just keep it going like this.


Vamos Rafa!

nadline , 5/16/12 11:04 PM


Go Waffles, take out Granola Bar.

Maya , 5/17/12 2:46 AM


As usual , handling the business comfortably. Next up is Granollers , which is a piece of cake on this surface. I guess its safe to say we look forward to meeting Berdych in the quarters which is where the first real test will come.
Seems this weekthe draws worked in favour of Fed as his first major test will be in the semis, with either Nole or Delpo..... Anyways looking forward to a great day of tennis

puto , 5/17/12 11:14 AM



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