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Wimbledon 2018, Men's Singles, Pre-quarterfinal: Rafael Nadal vs Jiri Vesely, Live Match Updates

Nadal def Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour 53 minutes to enter the quarter-finals
Updated: 09 July 2018 23:10 IST - Published: 09 July 2018 20:39 IST
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Goodnight!
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Let's not think of so far ahead, as each round now will get far tougher than the previous one. We are now into the business end of this tournament.

Rafa will next take on the winner of the fourth round between Del Potro and Simon for a place in the semi-finals.
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Rafa is surely getting better and better with every match. Can making it through to the last-eight after seven long years inspire him to go all the way?

And most importantly, can we have that fourth Wimbledon final between everybody's beloved 'Fedal' that the world is waiting for?
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Nadal has entered the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time since reaching the 2011 final. It has been a long wait of SEVEN YEARS!!!!!!!
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Final score: Nadal def Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour 53 minutes to enter the quarter-finals!!!!
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VESELY CRACKS UNDER PRESSURE AND HIS BACKHANDS JUST LOST THEIR WAY!

AFTER TWO BACKHAND UNFORCED ERRORS FROM VESELY, RAFA NADAL WINS THE MATCH!!!
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Back to back aces, and Vesely has a game point of his own.
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And Vesely is showing his resilience here....he SAVES TWO MATCH POINTS!!!!

The last one he saved with an ace!
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Too many unforced errors from Vesely brighten up Rafa's chances.

It is deuce on the Vesely serve
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And Rafa follows it up with a deadly love service game.

He leads 5-4 and is now one game away from winning the match.
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Vesely once more responds well and holds his serve.

The two are locked at 4-4 now
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Rafa was put to a stern test and made a couple of errors off his backhand.

But he still manages to pull through.

Rafa holds and leads 4-3
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And RAFA BREAKS, JUST LIKE YOU EXPECTED!

IT IS 3-3
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Champions always find a way to rise under pressure. And that is exactly what Rafa is trying to do now.

Nadal has TWO BREAK POINTS ON THE VESELY SERVE!!!!!
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AND RAFA'S FOREHAND CONTINUES TO BE SHABBY! ANOTHER ERROR AND THE  BREAK GOES TO VESELY!!!!

Vesely is now up 3-2
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Rafa faces some TROUBLE here!

Vesely has a break point for the first time in this match as Rafa makes a forehand error
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The Vesely serve has so far withstood all resistance in this set.

He gets the job done and levels the score 2-2
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No service break so far and Rafa just held his serve to love to lead 2-1

He is surely waiting for the right time to pounce on the Vesely serve.
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THIRD SET

Rafa makes a thunderous start to Set 3 and has a love hold.

He is up 1-0
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Nadal oozes brilliance in his return game and BREAKS AGAIN to take the next game and the second set with it, as well.

Rafa now up 6-3, 6-3
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Vesely could hardly pose any threat to the Spaniard. Rafa just prances around the court and comes up with a series of winners to take the game.

Rafa now cruising at 5-3
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Vesely comes up with a polished service game and holds his serve to 15.

He now trails by just one game at 3-4
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With a smash and a backhand winner, Nadal gets the job done. He slams the door on Vesely and wins the service game!

Nadal leads 4-2
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