Rafael Nadal defeats Benjamin Becker in Cincinnati R2

Rafael Nadal defeated Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-2, 6-2 in 1 hour 18 min to reach round 3 at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Rafa extends his hard court winning streak to 11 matches and remains undefeated on the surface this year.

After winning the toss and opting to receive, Rafa got an early break in the first set by breaking Becker in the first game. From then on, he displayed excellent moves, adjusting well to the fast surface. He won 95% of his first serves, 67% of his second serves, hit 26 winners, and had 13 unforced errors.  Judging from his performance, Rafa is ready bite yet another trophy this weekend. Rafa’s next opponent is Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, currently ranked No. 29 in singles.

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Photos: Ronald Martinez & Matthew Stockman, Getty Images North America and Ian A.C. Johnson, Christopher Levy


  1. Congratulations Rafa!!!! You are such a beautiful person with so much integrity honor and sheer magnificence!!! I am cheering for you to win!!! You are the best tennis player ever! I am so honored to be able to watch you play and witness what a truly honorable person you are!!!!!! I love you so much!!! You are one in a trillion million!!!!!!!!! Words cannot express how lucky I feel to see you at and see what a beautiful person you are!!!! Vamos Rafa!!!!!

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