Nadal will debut against Chardy

In the only two precedents, which go back to Viña del Mar 2013 and Cincinnati 2015, Nadal always won without losing any set.


Rafael Nadal, eight times champion, will begin his journey towards the ninth crown of the Masters 1000 of Rome against the Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, who defeated his compatriot Richard Gasquet on Tuesday 6-1, 4-6, and 6-3.

In an interrupted match late on Monday because of the rain and resumed this afternoon, Chardy, number 42 of the ATP ranking, got his second victory in the seven clashes with Gasquet, exnúmero 7 of the world and current number 39.

Chardy, which reached the round of 16 last week in Madrid, when he surrendered to Serbian Novak Djokovic, in the end champion, he needed two hours and eight minutes to win the French derby.

The player born in Pau 32 years ago will be Nadal's next opponent, defender of the title in the Foro Italico, which was subdued in the only two precedents, which go back to Viña del Mar 2013 and Cincinnati 2015. In those two games, Nadal always won without losing any set.



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