Nadal flies high before Wawrinka and reaches another semifinal

Rafa Nadal will play for the eleventh time the penultimate round of the Mutua after passing over the winner of three Grand Slams Stan Warwinka. He will face Tsitsipas.


When the important moments of the season are approaching, Rafa Nadal usually raises his level of play, and this Friday at the Mutua Madrid Open, the Spaniard flew high ("It has been my best game of the year on land", he said) before the winner of three Grand Slams and ex-number three of the world Stan Wawrinka. With depth, looking for angles and lines with his drive, fresh legs and accurate service, Nadal went over the Swiss (6-1 and 6-2 in 68 minutes) , which has already won with this 18 times in 21 clashes, including the final of 2013 in the 1,000 Masters of the capital. This Saturday (not before 21:00, Teledeporte and #Vamos), you will see them in the semifinals (the eleventh for him) with Stefanos Tsitsipas (3-0 dominates world number two). Another NextGen, the third who crosses his path this tournament, the Greek knocked down an Alexander Zverev down (7-5, 3-6 and 6-2) .

"Imperial, Rafa, imperial," said an follower in the stands of the Manolo Santana. Y Nadal was from start to finish, without cracks or clueless. He gave no respite to Stan the Man, a tad last kilos and far from his best form after suffering two knee operations, which was defeated mentally as soon as he saw how the bug started. In 27 minutes, the Spaniard negotiated the first set, with 81% of first serves inside and only five points assigned in their turns. Two unforced errors, nothing else, and three successful uploads to the network. Thus, little could the Swiss, rendered.

La second manga was similar courses, although this time Wawrinka was able to carry out two of his services. Nadal added some defenses of great merit and a couple of exquisite departures, and in 41 minutes more ended the match, with a hunger that has not been seen for a long time the Cannibal of the earth. He was missed and has returned, It seems that in time, although we will have to see what he is capable of if he surpasses Tsitsipas and reaches the final. At the moment, he leads three semifinals: Montecarlo, Barcelona and Madrid.



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