Rafael Nadal Demolishes Robin Haase in Straight Sets

Posted June 01, 2017

French Open favourite Rafael Nadal demolishes Robin Haase 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 and moved into the third round of the French Open.

After his win, Nadal said: "I'm very happy to come back on the Court Philippe Chatrier".

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's comeback was cut short when she suffered a straight-sets defeat by American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the second round.

"I think I did a lot of things well this afternoon", Nadal added, with nearly comedic understatement.

He is survived by Nadal, who won a crushing 79 percent of points on serve, including 85 percent of second serve points, and intends to dine on world No. 63 Nikoloz Bashiashvili in the third round.

Seeded losers in the men's second round: No. 23 Ivo Karlovic.

"I was more or less under control during the whole match, so I'm very happy winning in straight sets".

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"I think I played a good match", said the fourth seed.

The 14-time major victor withdrew from his favourite grand slam past year due to a wrist injury ahead of his third-round match, but looks in great shape in his quest to make history 12 months later.

Seeded losers in the men's first round: No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Reigning champion Garbine Muguruza is understandably wary of the threat posed by 55th-ranked Anett Kontaveit ahead of their second-round clash after losing to the Estonian last month in Stuttgart.

The two-time Wimbledon champion was injured when a burglar stuck a knife through her playing hand late previous year. You know, I want to play the kind of tennis that's consistent and aggressive, inspired.

"I think he can help".

"I'm disappointed, for sure. I know he is, from upstairs", said Johnson, wiping away tears as he choked up. I just know this is what he always taught me to be - a fighter, be a competitor, day in day out, so that's what I'm going to do.

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"No, I feel that I'm a very lucky person to do what I'm doing. The fairytale ended. Now, in upcoming weeks, I think it will be business as usual".

Venus Williams got off to a sluggish start but quickly found her range to beat Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 6-1 and reach the third round of the French Open.

There was also an unexpected visitor at the French Open, Serena Williams.

Thiem is left flying the flag for the ATP's crop of younger stars, after 20-year-old Zverev lost to the Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco in the first round on Tuesday.

"I wasn't impressed at all", Abanda retorted when asked if she was struck by anything in Wozniacki's game.

"I didn't really think about it too hard, because when you think about it too hard, you can't act anymore. Agassi solved hard situations on the court when he was a player", said Moya.

To his credit, Sousa refused to give in and a frustrated Djokovic threw his racquet to the ground after a break-point opportunity had passed him by in game five of the third set.

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