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Rafael Nadal takes the first hurdle on the clay courts of Barcelona

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the World’s number one Rafael Nadal, Sunday authoritarian, winner of Masters 1,000 of Monte-Carlo, on Wednesday in Barcelona (2.510.900 euro) on his elan continued. In a Spanish tête-à-tête took the defending champions as the first seed freely in the first round, in the second round with twice 6-4 the measure of Roberto Carballes Baena (ATP 77). The party lasted 1 hour and 51 minutes.

In the eighth-finals, the 31-year-old Nadal is again facing a fellow countryman. He takes on Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ATP 69). That was in the second round, not a full match to play. His opponent, the Japanese Kei Nishikori (ATP-22), gave the storm to after the first set in 46 minutes with a 6-3, had lost.

Nadal, the tournament of Barcelona an eleventh time winning. In 2005, he placed his name for the first time on the hall of fame. Since then could only be his countryman Fernando Verdasco (2010) and Nishikori (2014 and 2015) are set to pause.

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