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Roland Garros 2018, Men's Singles, Pre-quarterfinals: Rafael Nadal vs Maximilian Marterer, Live Match Updates

Nadal def Marterer 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4) to enter quarter-finals
Updated: 04 June 2018 19:18 IST - Published: 04 June 2018 14:53 IST
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That was a very good fight in the third set from the German youngster. But Rafa was simply better on the key points, just as expected from a champion of his stature.
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Final score: Nadal def Marterer 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4) to enter quarter-finals
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That was Nadal's 900th match win and he is through to the quarter-finals!
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Marterer's backhand goes long and Rafa Nadal WINS!!!!!
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He is still on serve
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Now Rafa's forehand goes out!

6-4
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The German's forehand return goes long.

3 match points for the top seed!
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Marterer comes up with big forehands to make it 3-5
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A wild forehand from the German sends Rafa up to 5-2
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Nadal consolidates the mini break.

4-2
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Finally, minibreak for Rafa!

3-2

Rafa has turned up the heat now
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2-2

Still evenly poised.
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We are into a tiebreak now.


And it's 1-1
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And Marterer holds his serve.

6-5


Rafa will now serve to force a tiebreak.
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The German produced a big crosscourt forehand winner.

Game point
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It's 30-30 on the Marterer serve at present.

Slight opening for Rafa?
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After a wild forehand return from Marterer, Rafa holds his serve to 15.

It's 5-5
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Rafa took a couple of points on the German's serve but the youngster manages to find a way to hold his serve.
Up 5-4 now
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Can the German now serve successfully or will Nadal get a break?
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It's 4-4
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Rafa got another time violation on a second serve. But it can't deter him.

40-0 up on his serve.
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And the German makes the most of it!

He holds his serve and goes up to 4-3
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Nadal had a break point on the Marterer serve but slicing the ball at a bad time robs him of the opportunity to break.

Deuce
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