Nadal Makes Triumphant Return In Three-set Thriller
Zeeshan Mehtab 2 months ago Thu 05th August 2021 | 08:10 AM
Washington, Aug 5 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Aug, 2021 ) :Rafael Nadal made a triumphant return from a two-month injury layoff on Wednesday but needed a third-set tie-breaker to outlast American Jack Sock and advance at the ATP Citi Open.
The 35-year-old Spanish left-hander, a 20-time Grand Slam champion making his Washington debut, dispatched 192nd-ranked Sock 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7/1) in a three-hour thriller before about 7,000 spectators at the US Open hardcourt tuneup event.
Top seed Nadal, chasing his 89th career title, will face 50th-ranked Lloyd Harris of South Africa on Thursday for a quarter-final berth.
Nadal improved to 6-0 all-time against Sock by taking their first meeting since 2017.