PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal secures Spain’s place in Davis Cup quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal’s Spain eased into the quarter-finals at the Davis Cup finals, beating a weakened Croatia to send the defending champions out of the event.

Roberto Bautista Agut scored the first point for Spain, beating Nikola Mektic 6-1, 6-3 in just 57 minutes of play. In the second match, Rafa defeated Borna Gojo 6-4, 6-3.

Our champ and Marcel Granollers beat Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-3, 6-4 to complete a 3-0 victory over the Croatian pair.

“The start of yesterday was not perfect, but here we are – we found a way to win four matches in a row and that sent us through to the quarters, so we’re very happy,” said Rafa, before adding some praise for 21-year-old Gojo.

“He played well – very aggressive, very brave. I’m happy for the victory, of course. It was difficult to play a match against him because I didn’t know him, and he played well. He served well, it was huge, but it was a victory, and happy to be in the quarter-finals.”

Source: Davis Cup Finals

 

11 comments

  1. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) CONGRATULATIONS ON THE IMPRESSIVE HONOR OF BEING THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!:) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!:) …….BEAUTIFUL HONOR!!!!!:) VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!:) YOU ARE A GIFTED CHAMP AND THE ULTIMATE GOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) LOVE HOW YOUR TENNIS GENIUS AND POWER HELPS INSPIRE THE TEAM SPAIN!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):) GO RAFA GO!!!:) HAVE A BEAUTIFUL TIME THIS EVENING AND A BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW!!!!!!:) IT WILL BE GREAT MATCH (ES) FOR YOU!!!!!!!:) ENJOY LOTS OF FUN AND KEEP SMILING!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) XOXOXOXOXOXO

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  2. Tennis is NOTHING without Rafa
    Congrats for Rafa for securing the YE No 1 for the 5th time.
    He is definitely the GOAT and a master on all surfaces.

    VAMOS RAFA no 1 to all of us.

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  3. Wishing Rafa and Spain all the best in Davis Cup. And the best Christmas and New Year to Mr. and Mrs. Nadal with numerous victories in the year ahead. Love to all the Nadal family and friends.

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  4. Congratulations to Team Spain, into the quarterfinals👏
    Happy to be back home watching Rafa and his teammates at the Davis Cup.
    Good luck and Vamos🍀💪❤️

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  5. I love Rafa’s sneakers with the Spain colors. I don’t know how, after so many years, Nike comes up with such stylish clothing and sneakers for Rafa. Of course, Rafa not too shabby as the model either . . .!

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  6. Well don Rafa you are the best player in the world numbers one vamossssssssss good luck🇺🇸💪🎾😘❤️🇺🇸💪🎾😘❤️🇺🇸💪🎾😘❤️🏆

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