Rafael Nadal wins opening ATP World Tour Finals match against Stan Wawrinka [PHOTOS]

Rafael Nadal made a great start into this year’s ATP World Tour Finals as he won his first round-robin match against Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 6-2 at the O2 Arena in London. On Wednesday, our champ will play against Andy Murray.

After the match, Rafa said:

I’m very happy to be back, the last year has been tough. Without any doubt, this is one of the best tournaments in the world, in a great city. I’m very happy to start like this, that’s important for my confidence. The last couple of weeks I’ve been playing well. I have the same motivation, the same spirit to keep improving my tennis. (via BBC)

 

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14 thoughts on “Rafael Nadal wins opening ATP World Tour Finals match against Stan Wawrinka [PHOTOS]

  1. Marylynn

    RAFA: That winning LOB Shot was phenomenal. We went crazy !!!! Love you, and God bless you the rest of the tournament. Ohh, forgot, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Marylynn

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  2. elaine

    Vamos Rafa! You played with so much intensity.. amazing! Great to see you back at the O2 again. The atmosphere seemed electric with your presence! Well done our Champ!

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  3. VAMOS DEAR RAFA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) & : ) : ) : ) Congratulations on your Fantastic WIN & your SOLID incredible TENNIS!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) It was an exciting fun match…… ….VAMOS !!!!!!!!!!!! VAMOS !!!!!!!!!! VAMOS !!!!!!!!!!!! You played with such force & conviction…….& ……your strength & speed are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVED your feisty, sharp strong cross court RETURNS………….. INCREDIBLE !!!!!!!!!!! You moved fast like a sharp wind and came up with such striking exceptional speedy returns to all his serves…. ALL your shots were powerful & STUNNING……!!!! …… great movement & awesome serve too ! : )
    God bless you sweetheart!!!!! : ) Enjoy everything ….& cerebrate this sweet swift victory!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Have lots & lots of fun playing ….. ci….ci….ci…& CI Senior!!!!!! YOU HAVE the stronger passionate Tennis & your fitness & endurance are all there for you!!!!! EVERYTHING YOU NEED dear Rafa is there ……have fun with your strong solid game !!!!!! It will be a great match for you!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) Mix things up…..make him run…..& run…… serve unpredictably….& enjoy your great powerful SHOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE IN GREAT SHAPE sweetheart….. it is such a pleasure to watch your magic on the court!!!!!!! With your creativity, mixing things up , taking time w your beautiful calm serve YOU CAN have a fantastic match……so enjoy your magical Beautiful Tennis ….. VAMOS & KUDOS !!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : )

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  4. A well deserved win, Rafa! You were very aggressive, defending very well and the result speaks for it self! To me, you are/look very confident! Believe in yourself, you can win more tournaments! No doubt about that! You are positive, so think also positive! You are a champ! Vamos campeon! Your attitude is amazing! That’s what I admire in you!

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  5. canaDiana

    Fantastic results! Keep believing and keep winning. Thank you for extending
    kind thoughts to France and the Parisiens. Your sense of humanity does not go unnoticed.

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  6. Ana the biggest fan to Rafa

    Well don Rafa congrats in your win .vamos all the way to the finals xxx🎾🇺🇸❤️👍🎾🇺🇸❤️👍🎾🇺🇸❤️👍🎾🇺🇸❤️🇦🇱

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  7. Gen

    Congrats RAFA, you played very well. Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Unto the next match, according to a WISE man – one point at a time, one match at a time. RAFA you WILL get back to your ultimate best sure and steady. Guess what?? your loyal fans are always with you.

    RAFA fan forever.

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  8. Rafa_1310

    Great start of the tournament! Rafa was in control of the match. The backhand was very good today! Proud of you!

    Take rest and all the best for the next match against Murray! Vamos Rafa ❤ ❤ ❤

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  9. Maria

    Haven’t watched the game yet but the results speak for themselves ,can’t wait for the next match .Rafa is on his way back ,where he riightfully belongs

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