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Borna Coric spoils Rafael Nadal’s return at Western & Southern Open : The Tribune India

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Mason, (USA), August 18

Borna Coric spoiled Rafael Nadal’s return from a six-week layoff, beating the Spanish star 7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-3 at the Western & Southern Open.

The winner of a males’s report 22 Grand Slam championships, together with two this yr, hadn’t performed since July 6 after an belly tear pressured him to withdraw from a semifinal match towards Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon. He hoped to begin placing the ultimate touches on prepping for the upcoming US Open.

The second-seeded and third-ranked Nadal, 36, confirmed no indicators of the harm that principally plagued his serve. He reached 121 mph with one serve and wanted a number of awkward physique actions to return a few of Coric’s pictures.

The match lasted 2 hours, 51 minutes, not together with a rain delay of 1 hour, 25 minutes within the first set.

Earlier in girls’s play, U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu routed Victoria Azarenka 6-0, 6-2.

The 19-year-old Raducanu gained the ultimate seven video games towards Serena Williams on Tuesday and the primary 10 towards Azarenka. Seeded thirteenth, Raducanu arrange a match towards No. 8 Jessica Pegula.

“I try not to think about the score,” Raducanu stated. “I just try to focus on collecting points. I’m always concerned when things are going well. I always feel like something could go wrong.”         Sixth-ranked Simona Halep withdrew due to a proper thigh harm earlier than dealing with Veronica Kudermetova. Halep gained final week in Toronto.

In an all-English males’s second-round match, Eleventh-ranked Cameron Norrie outlasted three-time Grand Slam-champion Andy Murray 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Also, Taylor Fritz beat Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-2, and 19-year-old wild-card Ben Shelton upset fifth-ranked Casper Ruud. Shelton is the youngest American to defeat a top-five opponent since Andy Roddick beat No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten in 2001.





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