PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal defeats Gael Monfils to reach Stuttgart final

Top seed  Rafael Nadal advanced to the Mercedes Cup final with a 6-3, 6-4 win over fourth seed Gael Monfils on Saturday.

After the match, Rafa said: “He is one of the more charismatic players on the tour and he is a very important player for our tour. I think Gael does different things, he can play aggressively and then drop defensively, so he can play winners from anywhere but then maybe mistakes so you have to stay focused. That’s what I did, with the right intensity and by waiting for my moment. During the first part of the season it was quite bad but the first part of this month was better and every victory is important. Being in the final is great news.” (via Sportal)


  1. So happy for you. Glad to see that big smile back on your face. I would love to have your new car.yellow is not my color either. But hey love the car. Anyway so proud and happy for you. Well deserve.

  2. Rafa good play today vamossssssssssss you can do it.all the way to the finals.your fans for ever.

  3. You played a terrific game Rafa. Keep up the good work tomorrow. Disappointed for you re. the bad draw in the Queens. However, you are playing excellently n can beat it! Vamos, Vamos,Vamos Rafa. Love your Aussie Granny. 😀😀🎈🎈

  4. Congratulations Rafa: It was heartwarming to see the joy on your face after you won the match. Good luck tomorrow in the final. So happy for you today. Please remain healthy in body (and mind). God Bless You. Love Marylynn

  5. Great match! Rafa plays much better than the last years on grass. All the best for the final tomorrow. Go for it;)

    Take rest and enjoy the win today. Vamos Rafa <3 <3 <3

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