Nadal reaches quarter-finals with a three-set win over Nishikori in Barcelona

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Rafael Nadal celebrated his victory over Kei Nishikori in his third spherical match on the Barcelona Open on April 22, 2021.

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Rafael Nadal defeated Kei Nishikori 6–0, 2–6, 6–2 to enter the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open on Thursday.

The 11-time match champion was poised for a fast win after dominating the primary set, however Nishikori responded with some nice internet play to stage it at 1-1.

Nadal broke Nishikori twice within the deciding set, making Rekha a forehand winner and changing his second match level.

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Prime seed Nadal remains to be looking for his greatest tennis after being upset within the Monte Carlo quarter-finals by Andrey Ruev. He wanted three units to defeat Belarus’ 111th-ranked Ilya Ivashka in his first match in Barcelona on Wednesday.

Nadal will subsequent face Cameron Nori of Britain. Nori superior after David Goffin retired within the second set of his match attributable to an harm.

Nishikori received the out of doors clay-court match in 2014 and 2015 when Nadal struggled with accidents.

The match was not held final 12 months as a result of coronavirus epidemic.

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