VIDEO: Rafael Nadal beats Ilya Ivashka in three sets at Barcelona Open – match highlights

Did you miss it?! Here are highlights from Rafael Nadal’s win against Ilya Ivashka in Barcelona.


  1. Thank goodness Rafa is in the QF’s. Can’t say I wasn’t worried but Rafa pulled through.

    Four of the youngsters are also in the QF’s:


    Diego and Norrie, who are 28- and 25-years-old respectively, are still in it to win it.

    • The second set was as bad as I’ve ever seen Rafa play. At one point he was off balance bouncing the ball preparing to serve and I thought he might fall over. What a terrible funk he was in.

      Then he comes back from O-40 in the first game of the third set! Tomorrow could be the day he returns to form!

      Go Rafa!

  2. Rafa had a lucky escape yesterday. I’m not sure what’s going on, as he doesn’t look like he’s enjoying being on court. He’s far from confident and isn’t playing with a free arm. Rafa is also much more animated when he loses a point – hands on hips, head in hands, replaying shot motions.

    I’m hoping for a better start from our champ today and that he finds his first serve, otherwise it’s going continue to be an uphill battle.

  3. Rafa get too the net more often you are good at the net good luck vamossssss champ remember you are the King of Clay we are with you all the way 💪💪💪🎾🎾🎾👍👍👍😘😘😘💪💪💪💪🇺🇸

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