- Montreal: Nothing saves Evans from a tangled debut
The Spanish Rafael Nadal , first head of the series and defender of the title, today won the Argentine Guido Pella in the knockout stages of the Montreal Masters 1,000 by 6-3 and 6-4 in one hour and 41 minutes of the match.
Nadal began winning his service and breaking his opponent on the first occasion and he only had to keep his own to take the first set.
In the final, the first favorite of the tournament started the rest, he kept his serve and in the third game he managed to break Pella's service for the second time in the game, so the script seemed similar to the first set, but in the sixth game, the most disputed, the Argentine returned the break and tied three .
However, the joy of the Bahía Blanca did not last long because the manacorí managed to recover the advantage in the next game and expand it with his serve (5-3) and, after wasting three match balls with the Pella service , in the tenth game was made with the encounter.
Rafa Nadal, who is looking for his thirty-fifth title in a 1,000 Masters, will face Italian Fabio Fognini in the quarterfinals, who defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-2 and 7-5.
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