Rafael Nadal vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili
With this impressive performance inside the tennis court, Rafael Nadal convincingly defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili on Friday at the ongoing French Open. The final score is 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0 in the 4th round series.
Nadal is from Spain and currently seeded 4th, while Basilashvili is from Georgia.
The 31-year-old Nadal showcased his championship performance against his Georgian opponent and won their matchup in the easiest possible way. The Spaniard netter proved is mastery inside the court and controlled the tempo until the 3rd set.
He won 98 best-of-5 in a clay-court series out of 100 matches.
Talking about his 2 defeats at the Roland Garros, they came from Robin Soderling in 2009 and against Novak Djokovic in 2015. Fortunately, he had overcome such defeats because he was able to come back stronger and better. To date, he has a record of 75-2 when playing in this venue.
He just celebrated his 31st birthday a couple of days ago and his celebration will be on Saturday. If he will succeed in this French Open, he may become the first tennis player in such tournament and only 2nd player in the history to achieve 10 championships at any Grand Slam competition, as detailed by the shared news information online.
As for Basilashvili, he accepted his defeat, but revealed that he felt embarrassed about the score after losing.
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