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Nadal defeats Chardy, enters Italian Open 3rd round

IANS  |  Rome 

Spanish star and world No. 2 Rafael Nadal, here on Thursday, defeated world No. 42 of 6-0, 6-1 in the Italian Open to move to the third round.

Nadal, an eight-time champion in Rome, took 66 minutes to eliminate Chardy, who has never defeated in their three career encounters, reports news.

"It was a good start today," said Nadal, who is seeking his first title this year. "I am happy with that victory and happy because it took one hour, and that is important for what is coming up," the 32-year-old said.

In other Italian Open action, of beat Germany's 6-4, 6-2 taking his revenge after he was defeated by the German at the 2018 edition of the Italian Open and the 2018 Masters.

Argentine del Potro is set to square off against world No. 76 of Norway, who got past 36th-ranked of

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 22:06 IST
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