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Rafael Nadal bids farewell to the Rome Tennis Open

At the Rome Tennis Open, the Spanish racket Rafael Nadal, 3rd seed in men’s singles, was eliminated in the 3rd round.

The tournament, which took place for the 79th time this year on the clay courts of the capital’s Foro Italico sports complex, continued with the third round matches in the men’s and women’s singles categories.

Serbian world number 1 Novak Djokovic won the fight against Swiss Stan Wawrinka on center court 2-0 with 6-2 sets and advanced to the quarter-finals.

World No. 3, Germany’s Alexander Zverev, also became a quarter-finalist by beating Australian Alex De Minaur 2-0 with 6-3 and 7-6(5) sets.

The first surprise result among the top-seeded rackets at the Rome Open was the elimination of Spanish racket Nadal, who was the winner of this tournament with the most 10 times, and last year’s champion. . Nadal, seeded 3, lost 2-1 to Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the fight which lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes on center court. Thus, Nadal said goodbye to the third round tournament.

World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece beat Russian racket Karen Kaçanov 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 in straight sets 2-1 to advance to the quarter-finals.

SWIATEK WAS NOT TOO DIFFICULT AGAINST AZARENKA

World number 1 and last year’s champion in Rome, Polish racket Iga Swiatek beat Belarusian 17th seed Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-1 in the last 16 rounds, and advanced to the quarterfinals of final.

Belarusian world number 4 racket Aryna Sabalenka also beat US 14th seed Jessica Pegula 2-0 in straight sets 6-1, 6-4, and entered her name in the last 8 rackets.

Greek racket, 5th seed Maria Sakkari advanced to the quarter-finals beating 16th seed Coco Gauff of the United States 2-0 with 6-4, 7-5 sets.

The Rome Open will continue with the quarter-finals to be played tomorrow.

Source: Cumhuriyet

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