Published On: Thu, Oct 31st, 2019

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka LIVE updates: Spaniard targets Paris Masters quarter-finals | Tennis | Sport


RAFAEL NADAL VS STAN WAWRINKA LIVE

SECOND SET (*denotes server)

NADAL 6-4 1-1 WAWRINKA*

One of the easier holds of serve for Nadal as he comes through to 15.

NADAL 6-4 0-1 WAWRINKA*

Wawrinka forehand drifts wide, 0-30. He responds with a backhand winner and an ace, 30-all.

Another ace makes it 40-30 and he comes through when Nadal’s forehand is wide.

FIRST SET

*NADAL 6-4 WAWRINKA

Excellent Wawrinka cross court backhand return winner, 15-15. But Nadal responds with a big serve. Sloppy Wawrinka forehand into the net. Two set points.

Wawrinka saves the first with a forehand return winner. But a wild backhand flies long from Wawrinka puts Nadal in charge of the match.

NADAL 5-4 WAWRINKA*

Wawrinka races to 40-0. And a vintage backhand winner down the line wins this service game.

*NADAL 5-3 WAWRINKA

Wawrinka cracks a forehand down the line which Nadal can’t get back over the net, 15-30.

Wawrinka drags Nadal wide with a backhand and again Nadal can’t get the ball back over the net, break point. A let-off for Nadal as Wawrinka pushes a forehand wide.

Serve and volley winner from Nadal gives him the advantage and a nice wide serve seals the game.

NADAL 4-3 WAWRINKA*

Back-to-back Nadal returns into the net. And a backhand return goes long to keep Wawrinka in touch.

*NADAL 4-2 WAWRINKA

Wawrinka pushes Nadal to 30-30 but he nets a return which he really should have got back. A blistering backhand from Nadal draws the error from Wawrinka.

NADAL 3-2 WAWRINKA*

Better from Wawrinka as he gets back on track. Nadal is looking very comfortable at the moment.

*NADAL 3-1 WAWRINKA

The second seed consolidates the break with a routine hold of serve. Moving through the gears with his forehand on fire right now.

NADAL 2-1 WAWRINKA*

Wawrinka backhand into the net, 30-30. Aggressive Nadal forehand return draws the error, break point. And he goes break, the second seed makes the early breakthrough.

*NADAL 1-1 WAWRINKA

A double fault and a forehand long from Nadal brings up a break point chance for Wawrinka. Big serve from Nadal to see out the danger.

Lovely play from Wawrinka as he pushes Nadal wide with a big backhand and finishes with a volley, deuce. Like Wawrinka, two big serves for Nadal get him out of trouble.

NADAL 0-1 WAWRINKA*

Wawrinka goes long with a forehand on the opening point. Then a backhand up the line goes long, 30-30.

But two big serves get him off and running.

19:03: Wawrinka to serve first…

18:57: Some time after the scheduled start, Nadal and Wawrinka are finally on court for their match. Winner of this match will face Tsonga on Friday.

18:55: Djokovic’s win means he keeps up the message on Nadal in the race to finish as the year-end No 1.

Nadal knows victory at the end of the week would guarantee him the achievement for the fifth time.

18:45: Elsewhere today in Paris, top seed Novak Djokovic is into the quarters after beating Britain’s Kyle Edmund 7-6 6-1.

18:30: Delight for the home fans as Tsonga wins 2-6 6-4 7-6 over Struff.

18:20: Jan-Lennard Struff and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are into a third set tiebreak on Court Central. Once that match is over Nadal and Wawrinka will be on court.

18:00: Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Rafael Nadal’s third-round clash against Stan Wawrinka at the Paris Masters



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