Monte Carlo Masters 2015: Rafa Nadal, Robredo and Bautista Agut to eighth
The Spaniard Rafa Nadal (3) started with good feelings participation in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters beating young Frenchman Lucas Pouille losing just three games Wednesday. With him qualified for knockout Catalan Tommy Robredo (16) and the Roberto Bautista Agut (12) between the Spaniards.
Other crops that won are the Czech Tomas Berdych (6) beat Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (9) dodged a difficult opponent in the Italian Fabio Fognini in addition to French Gilles Simon (10) that eliminated his compatriot Benoit Paire.
Rafa looked with great attitude and desire to do things in his match against young Pouille and won 6-2 6-1 in just 69 minutes converting four of seven break points generated and winning 75% of points in their games kick. Good performance Balearic looking doldrums in a year otherwise poor results for him. But rivals from now on will be more prominent for the eight-time champion in the Principality.
For its part the Catalan duel took him from one end to Tommy Robredo on Marcel Granollers 6-1 two 6 ‘breaks’ in 76 minutes. It is added in round Roberto Bautista Agut who themselves had to wear the apron work against German Philipp Kohlschreiber and won after losing the first set 6-7 (3) 6-3 7-6 (4) after 2 hours 40 minutes.
Tomas Berdych had not the easy against Sergiy Stakhovsky but got the result in straight sets 6-4 7-6 (2) similar result to that of Gilles Simon on Benoit Paire 6-4 7-5. The Frenchman will rival David Ferrer. Finally Grigor Dimitrov got off the Italian Fabio Fognini, dangerous opponents on clay 6-3 6-4 in just 70 minutes.