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Rafael Nadal, Pablo Carreno Busta vs Rohan Bopanna, Daniel Nestor Live tennis score updates, China Open 2016

Rafael Nadal and Pablo Carreno Busta beat Rohan Bopanna and Daniel Nestor 7-6, 6-4.
Updated: 03 October 2016 17:19 IST - Published: 03 October 2016 14:41 IST
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Some good solid tennis from both ends of the net -and it's the unseeded Spanish pair of Rafael Nadal and Pablo Carrena Busta who oust Rohan Bopanna and Daniel Nestor, third seeds in China, from the tournament.

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Rafael Nadal and Pablo Carreno Busta beat Rohan Bopanna and Daniel Nestor 7-6, 6-4.

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Into the net it goes - and that's the end of the match! 

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Nestor and Bopanna aren't backing down just yet! from 0-40, scores are now at 30-40!

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Some beautiful winners off the racquet of Nadal and the crowd are absolutely loving it! It's now the third match point for Nadal and Carreno Busta.

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A spinning hold from Carreno Busta goes careening into the net and gives Bopanna and Nestor the game! 

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Hawk-eye is active today! Bopanna and Nestor are looking for game point here in the second set and they're about to hold to love! 

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Time for some Led Zeppelin, perhaps? Communication Breakdown!

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Oops! A near-collision for Bopanna and Nestor right there. They narrowly avoid hitting each other.

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That's a game held to love for Bopanna and Nestor. Crowd support looks to be firmly with Nadal on this one, though the actual match is nowhere near as one-sided! 

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Nadal and Carenno Busta hold serve to build on their break and take a 2-1 lead. Time for a fight back from the third seeds! 

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A quick forehand volley bisecting Busta and Nadal ends that rally - and gives Bopanna and Nestor the point! 

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Bopanna and Nestor are broken back - but that's a brilliant rally from everyone nevertheless, finished off in emphatic fashion by the Indian ace.

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And that's the first break of the match so far! Great shot from Nestor and the Indo-Canadian pair lead in the second set. 

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Carreno Busta and Nadal on serve in the second set - and scores are tied at 30-30. It's been a good contest so far! 

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Fun fact - Nadal may meet young Frenchman Lucas Pouille in the quarter-finals of the China Open barring any upsets - the same Lucas Pouille who ousted him from the US Open this year! 

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First set to Rafael Nadal and Pablo Carreno Busta on the tiebreak, 7-6

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Rohan Bopanna's not cowing down, either! He's running across court quickly and his sharp reflexes combat a shot off Carreno Busta to take the point! They're trailing 3-6 to the Spanish pair, however.

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That was a terrific forehand volley from Pablo Carreno Busta! Placement, speed all perfectly controlled to give the Spaniards a 4-2 lead in the tiebreak.

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Back up a mini-break are the Spanish pair; a couple of well placed shots give them a 3-2 lead! 

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A mishit from Rohan Bopanna there goes very long to give the Spanish pair a 2-0 lead  as they go up a mini-break of serve - but he manages to break them right back! It's 2-1 to Nadal and Carreno Busta in the tiebreak.

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It's time for a first set tiebreak! 

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Nadal slices and then returns to Bopanna with a shot that was ON THE LINE, as a certain John McEnroe would say. An accurate backhand that you really couldn't teach.

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The Spanish pair keep the fight alive! Scores are level at 5-5 after deciding and game point is taken by Nadal and Carreno Busta.

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Vamos! shout Nadal fans - and it's now 40-40 and deciding point! 

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A schoolboy error from Daniel Nestor sees the 11-time ATP title winner net a shot he would not otherwise have, bringing the scores to 30-30. 

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Nadal and Carreno Busta will now serve to stay in the first set.

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Nadal and his teammate lose that challenge - but in all fairness, that shot was just inside the line.

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A quick serve from Rohan Bopanna and he and Nestor hold a service game to love! They lead 5-4 ... but Carreno Busta challenges.

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This game is moving along nicely. A good robust contest from both sides - and Carreno Busta is seen signaling behind his back to Nadal. They hold that service game with a great volley from Nadal - so it's worked!

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It's like Grand Slams all over again. "Rafa, Rafa," crowds clamour. And indeed, it's Rafa who is serving.

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Pablo Carreno Busta, take a bow! A rapid rally ends swiftly with some brilliant shot placement from the Spaniard. What an angle! 

Can you call that an acute-ly good performance?

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Rafa Nadal is a football fan. It's not really a secret. But here, fans are being treated to a great display of footwork from the Spanish star! Hala Madrid?

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This is Nadal's first tournament since the US Open this year, where he lost to Lucas Pouille. 

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A beautiful rally between the two pairs just then. Bopanna hits. Travels to Nadal, who smashes it right back, from Nestor to Carreno Busta with thatperfectly aimed drop shot! 

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Some strong serves form Carreno Busta -very quick, too. Now, the Spanish duo have taken three successive break points against Bopanna and Nestor in Game 3!

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And it's break point for Nadal and Carreno Busta - he's unable to find a very quick shot off Nestor's racquet!

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And that's a first service game easily held for Bopanna and Nestor. 1-0 to the Indo-Canadian pair

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Bopanna and Nestor have won the toss and elected to serve - they'll begin proceedings here today!

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Morocco's Mohamed El Jennati will be officiating today's match, played on the Lotus Court.

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Nestor is currently at 14th on the ATP doubles standings.

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The combined age of the Indo-Canadian team is a whopping 80 years! Nestor, one of the most decorated doubles players, is a former World No. 1

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Players are coming out onto court and there are Spanish flags all around! 

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Nadal,considered one of the greatest singles players of all time, does not often play the doubles - but recently won gold at the doubles at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, partnered by the Grand Slam winning Marc Lopez.

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Now, Bopanna has come together with Canadian Grand Slam winner Daniel Nestor, who has been successful in both men's and mixed doubles.

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Since splitting with his partner of over a year, Florin Mergea, Bopanna has played with a few different partners, most recently pairing with compatriot Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan for the Chengdu Open.

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India's top-ranked doubles player, Bopanna is currently at 18th on the ATP Doubles rankings.