Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Fired-up Nadal gives Spain a boost after World Cup heartbreak

Fired-up Nadal gives Spain a boost after World Cup heartbreak

That may have been the Israeli's last chance to remain competitive in the match and although he would remain down just a single break, it never felt as though Nadal was under any trouble.

Nick Kyrgios eased past Robin Haase 6-3 6-4 7-5, to book a third-round clash with Kei Nishikori, who accounted for Bernard Tomic 2-6 6-3 7-6 (9/7) 7-5.

Sela was competitive to start the match, getting to 30-30 on Nadal's first service game, but a attractive down the line backhand got the Spaniard to game point and eventually a hold.

Argentina's Pella prevailed 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7/3) 7-5 to reach the third round for the first time, in a match that swung entirely on its overnight rain delay.

Bouchard, now ranked 188 in the world, will face fellow former Wimbledon junior champion Ashleigh Barty for a spot in the last 32.

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Beckham responded: "If Sweden win, I will personally take you to Ikea and buy you whatever you need for the new mansion in LA". Iceland was short of big names but big on team, and Eriksson described Sweden as "world champions of team spirit".

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Belgium's David Goffin, the 10th seed, slumped to a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 loss to Australia's Matthew Ebden, playing the tournament for the first time in three years.

Kvitova was the bookmakers' favourite for the women's title at the All England Club after an impressive return to form this year.

It's a small haul that smacks of a potential unfulfilled if such a ludicrous thing can be said of a 17-time Slam victor, but it is prescient on the 10th anniversary of his win over Federer in arguably the greatest final of all to remember just how good he has been on the surface. Injuries have obviously wrecked his hopes on too many occasions, and the scheduling challenge of putting Wimbledon so close to the French Open is a considerable one.

Had Kukushkin converted a few more of them it could have got really complicated for Nadal, who is still finding his grasscourt game after claiming an 11th French Open title. Sela was able to get to deuce, but he couldn't press on and Nadal held for a 2-0 lead.

"I have no problem with the umpire; I am nobody to say, I don't want him on my court", said Nadal, after his 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory that booked a third-round clash with Australia's rising teen star Alex De Minaur. The pair are mates from their time training together in Florida.

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