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Toronto Masters: Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka loses to Rafael Nadal

Toronto Masters: Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka loses to Rafael Nadal

Toronto welcomes the next tennis tournament, during which the Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal won another match. His Swiss rival Stan Wawrinka lost 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) and made the way for Rafa to the quarter-finals, ATP reported.

The tennis match between Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal was interrupted for a 45-minute rain on Thursday. The halt in proceedings came 63 minutes into the opening set, after Swiss player saved a rival set point for 5-all, with the Spaniard then holding serve for 6-5. After the rainy pause, the pair returned, with Nadal wrapping up the set on his second chance.

Mr Wawrinka, three-time Grand Slam champion, fought back on the second set from an early break down, Swiss took a 2-1 lead, with the pair again trading breaks in the fifth and tenth games. Mr Nadal came from a mini-breakdown in the tiebreaker and secured victory on his second match point. Rafael said later he is proud with that victory over a tough opponent.

“I’m happy to see Stan playing well again. We had a good quality of tennis. I’m very pleased, I needed a match like this. It does much for the confidence,”

Nadal told journalists.

The Spaniard’s win was his 17th from 20 played against Wawrinka. Second seed Alexander Zverev, the holder, lined up a re-run of last week’s Washington semi-final as he again takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas.

While Rafael Nadal is fighting on Toronto courts, his another Swiss rival and friend Roger Federer preferred to take a pause in his tight schedule. According to the tennis legend, he wants to focus on the upcoming Grand Slam tournament.