World No.1 Rafael Nadal is back in form and this time, he has won the first round in Cincinatti Open by defeating Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the third round. He would be next facing Albert Ramos-Vinolas against whom he has an impressive 3-0 victory margin.
“I work every day to play better. It’s obvious that was an important start for me, a good one,Now I have another opportunity tomorrow to go on court and play.” said Nadal after the victory.
In another match, German youngster Zverev who pulled an upset victory over Roger Federer in the Montreal finals was defeated by Frances Tiafoe for 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Cincinnati Open.
“I saw he was a bit tired, but he was still competing. It was tough. I was happy to get through it,My game plan was to keep the rallies long and keep him out there and that’s what I did.” said Tiafoe after the win.
In another match, the fourth seeded pair of Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Peng Shuai had won it easy over German- Ukraine duo of Julia Gorgesand and Olga Savchuk for a score of 7-5 and 604 to move to the quarter finals who will face Irina-Camelia Begu and Raluca Olaru of Romania to book their berth for semis, if all goes well.