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Rafael Nadal defeated Stan Wawrinka in the third round of 2019 Paris Masters

Rafael Nadal defeated Stan Wawrinka in the third round of 2019 Paris Masters

World number two tennis player Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-4 on October 31.

Not superior to the opponent in the game, Rafael Nadal still won after two sets thanks to the great efforts of the break-points obtained. The Spaniard has twice won the game of split ball divided by each set, to reach the quarter-finals after an hour and 37 minutes of play.

Wawrinka got off to a good start and soon got a chance to win Nadal's game. But the number two in the world serves well at a critical point. In the next game, Wawrinka led 30-0 but still lost the game of serve. Nadal took the lead and went straight to victory 6-4 in the first set.

The first eight games of the second set saw no break-point between the two players. By the ninth game, Stan Wawrinka lost the game when the hinge was handed over after being handed out. Nadal scored winner points in the decisive game and won 6-4, 6-4.

"The game doesn't have a lot of durable balls", Nadal said after the game. "I made some unnecessary mistakes but in return, I served well today. So I don't have a lot of pressure in holding games. It's very difficult to find opportunities in games that support the ball but when it is available, I took advantage of it".

Nadal has 15 winners and 12 self-fouls, while Wawrinka has 22 winners and 20 errors. The Spaniard said he was happy with the win and did not mention the pain encountered between the set two.

When Wawrinka led 3-2, Nadal had a stomachache and had to call the doctor down the pitch. The Spanish player then moved not as well as the beginning of the match, but still managed to solve the match.

Nadal has never won the Paris Masters and has only one final in 2007. In the quarterfinals, the 33-year-old will meet the hope of homeowner Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - who is regaining his form after a long time staying out due to injury. The remaining quarterfinals that take place today are Novak Djokovic, who meets Stefanos Tsitsipas, Grigor Dimitrov and Cristian Garin and Gael Monfils and Denis Shapovalov.