[VIDEO] Rogers Cup 2018: Nadal beats Paire – highlights, hot shot

Watch highlights as Rafael Nadal beats Benoit Paire in the second round at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Hot Shot:


  1. Rafa seems ready to keep it going after RG and Wimbledon. His clay season was excellent, his grass season impressive. I feel that he partly lost his third Wimbledon title by not pressing hard enough at a few big points, but mostly due to the organization who made up reasons to let the SF be an indoor encounter. It may be crazy but I truly believe that the Wimbledon organization is filled with Federer fans whose worst nightmare it is when Nadal equals or breaks #20. And boy he got close on his first attempt to get #18.
    Djokovic played well, but I also found that on any other court than this horror indoor grass, he would have lost to Rafa in this all out attack mode. And I feel that Djoko remains vulnerable. He actually did not play that many great matches this season. Not more than a handful. Won two titles in the last two years. Now struggling in Toronto. I can only say Vamos Vamos Vamos for a fourth US open. Yes, si!lence those horrid US Open Fed trolls too (check their Twitter and you will know what I mean).

  2. A good win for the first hard court match in a long time! I wonder if having the shot clock there affected his first serve rhythm? At least I was nervous, not wanting the clock to run out. 🙁 The commenters also mentioned that he altered his usual serving pattern to serve to the weak side of Paire.

    Good luck against Wawrinka!

  3. Job done! A victory against Paire was never in doubt for me, but Rafa made unnecessary work for himself in the second set.The first serve is an issue – too many going in the net. Looking to see this improve against Stan. Good luck Rafa.

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