Rafael Nadal Wins Grass Opener In Stuttgart [PHOTOS]

Top seed Rafael Nadal opened his 2015 grass court season with a 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-2 victory over Marcos Baghdatis at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. Rafa will meet Bernard Tomic tomorrow.

After the match, Rafa said: “I’m very happy to be through. The first match on grass is very important. Every match on grass is very dangerous, and Marcos is a great player. He had played a match here which helped him a little bit, but it is very important for me to be through to the quarter-finals. I am happy to be back in Stuttgart. I have to play a little bit more aggressive on the return of serve I feel, but I really hope that I will be ready for tomorrow. I had plenty of practice today, and I hope to be at my best tomorrow. I have great memories playing here on clay, and I’m a little bit sad about that. But this is what is best for the tournament.” (via Eurosport)


  1. Rafa good luck ,you can do it ,vamosssssssssss all the way to the finals.love your fans for ever.

  2. First match on grass is always tough. Good job today. Take rest and all the best for tomorrow. Vamos Rafa <3 <3 <3

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