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Rafael Nadal advanced to the Mexican Open final with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Nicolas Almagro on Friday, setting up a championship match against Spanish countryman and three-time defending champion David Ferrer.
Nadal beat Almagro in 1 hour, 49 minutes to improve to 9-0 in their head-to-head meetings.
Ferrer had to work hard to reach his fourth straight final, edging Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1 in 2 hours, 23 minutes. The turning point was the opening game of the third set when Ferrer fought off three break points to hold serve.
Ferrer has won 19 consecutive matches in this event and on Sunday will be trying for his third title of the year.
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Rafael Nadal's return from injury gathered pace Wednesday as the former world No. 1 downed Argentina's Martin Alund 6-0, 6-4 to reach the Mexican Open quarterfinals.
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Rafael Nadal needed just over an hour to beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Mexican Open.
The seven-time French Open winner is making a comeback after being away from the tour for more than seven months with a left-knee injury.
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Rafael Nadal beat Leonardo Mayer in straight sets on Thursday to progress to the semifinals of the Mexican Open, setting up a meeting with Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro.
The second-seeded Nadal won 6-1, 7-5 in an hour and 41 minutes as the former top-ranked player continues his comeback from a long-term knee injury and builds towards the French Open.
Third-seeded Almagro also...
(February 26, 2013) It took No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal just over an hour to defeat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday to move to the second round of the Mexican Open.
The seven-time French Open winner is playing the third tournament in making a comeback after being off the tour with a left-knee injury since losing in the second round of Wimbledon.
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(February 27, 2013) Rafael Nadal moved into the quarterfinals of the Mexican Open on Wednesday as the Spaniard topped Argentina’s Martin Alund 6-0, 6-4 in just 85 minutes. He’ll face another Argentine next in Leonardo Mayer.
Nadal’s countryman, top seed David Ferrer defeated American Wayne Odesnik 6-2, 6-1.
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(February 28, 2013) Rafael Nadal moved into the semifinals of the Mexican open on Thursday defeating Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 7-5. The Spaniard will face countryman Nicolas Almagro next.
“Now I feel like I have nothing to lose no matter what happens tomorrow, ” Nadal told media. “Either I will go on to play the final or I will go happy...
From the USTA – (February 27, 2013) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The USTA today announced that it will launch Tennis Festivals throughout the month of March, designed to get kids active and excited about tennis. The kick-off to these Tennis Festivals coincides with the annual “Tennis Night in America” celebration at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 4, which will feature...