Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka to earn 50th win of the season in Paris [PHOTOS]

Rafael Nadal scored his 50th win of the season with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph over No. 16 seed Stan Wawrinka in the third round at the Rolex Paris Masters. The match lasted one hour and 27 minutes.

Rafa won 30 of 39 points on his first serve and did not drop serve in the match.

The second-seeded Spaniard is the fifth man this season to win 50 or more matches (Medvedev 59, Federer 51, Djokovic 50, Tsitsipas 50). It marks the 11th time in Rafa’s career he’s won 50 or more matches in a season.

It was a match with not many rallies. I played with some mistakes but at the same time I played well with my serve so I was able to be comfortable with my serve.

On the return it was difficult today to find opportunities but the important thing was that when I had opportunities, I played with the right determination.

I’m very happy. It is an important victory against a very tough opponent.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion will face French wildcard Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for a semifinal spot.

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16 comments

  1. CONGRATULATIONS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!:) BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!!!!:) YOU ROCK RAFA NADAL!!!!!!!!!!!!:) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)XOXOXOXOXO

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  2. That was swift and sweet. Best of luck in the QF.

    I do have my concerns. This is the third stomach issue Rafa has had; May, September, and now in October. Hope it’s nothing to worry about.

    RAFA ROCKS

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  3. Nice going Rafa!!

    Next up…. Tsonga …
    Last time they played was at Wimbleon…3rd round , and Rafa took the match in 3 straight sets.

    As long as Rafa stays focused and he’s feeling well… he will win the next round!

    VAMOS RAFA!!!

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  4. Job done! Well done Rafa. You came through to get the win, even though you were feeling your best. I hope your stomach is settled for your next encouter against Jo-Wilfried. Good luck champ.

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  5. Thanks to my husband, I was able to watch you and Wawrinka live in Taiwan.
    Congratulations for the victory and good luck against Tsonga next🍀❤️

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