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Wimbledon 2018, Men's Singles, Round 1: Rafael Nadal vs Dudi Sela, Live Match Updates

Nadal 6-3 6-3 6-2 Sela
Updated: 03 July 2018 21:19 IST - Published: 03 July 2018 21:19 IST
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That's all from the live coverage of the first round of Wimbledon as Rafael Nadal notches an easy win over Dudi Sela and marches on to the next round.

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the live updates from WImbledon.
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Game. Set. Match.
Nadal takes an early lead in the game but Sela crawls back in a final glimmer of hope. Good back and forth between the two players at deuce but Nadal clinches it with a couple of solid returns and wins the match.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 6-2 Sela
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Nadal serves out an easy game and moves within a game of winning the match. Sharp services from the Mallorca man.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 5-2 Sela
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Another long game in the third set as Nadal keeps the pressure on the Sela serve. The Spaniard makes an unforced error that gives Sela the game.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 4-2 Sela
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Nadal starts out strong in the game with his serves. Sela produces a superb winner at the net and forces the game to deuce and the longest game of the match so far. Sela showed great persistence but Nadal somehow carved out the win to make it 4-1.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 4-1 Sela
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Sela starts with an ace in the game but lets Nadal take over with his brilliant returns. Nadal breaks for the second time in a row.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 3-1 Sela
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Nadal produces a clinical game strewn with phenomenal footwork and strokes and caps it all with strong serves at the end to lead in the set again. 

Nadal 6-3 6-3 2-1 Sela
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Rafa puts the pressure back on Sela and gets a break of serve on the Israeli forcing errors out of him.  All square again.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 1-1 Sela
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Nadal serves first in the third set. Starts out with a couple of unforced errors and Sela capitalizes to break his serve for the first time in the match.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 0-1 Sela
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Set 3 set to begin in a few moments.
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Nadal make Sela commit unforced errors and nabs the first set point on offer to make it 2-0 in the match.

Nadal 6-3 6-3 Sela
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Nadal gets a step closer to winning the second set after a calm and composed service game.

Nadal 6-3 5-3 Sela
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Nadal produced a superb overhead return after a lob by Sela at 30-15. Sela persists and holds his serve after two good service points.

Nadal 6-3 4-3 Sela
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Nadal wins his service game after a couple of interesting rallies as Sela does not make it easy for the Spaniard. But Nadal closes the game with two aces to take a 4-2 lead in the second set.

Nadal 6-3 4-2 Sela
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Sela starts with a little disagreement with the umpire and perhaps that messed with his focus a bit as he double faults on his serve. However, he recovers quickly to win the game and keep the deficit at 1.

Nadal 6-3 3-2 Sela
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Nadal scores an easy service game and ends with a superb cross-court winner to take the lead in the second set.

Nadal 6-3 3-1 Sela
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Sela opens his scoreboard with a gritty point as he makes good use of his service to keep Nadal on his toes.

Nadal 6-3 2-1 Sela
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Good service game from the Spaniard but Sela had his moments in the rallies. Still, Nadal manages to win the game after the deuce saw Sela produce two great winners.

Nadal 6-3 2-0
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Nadal starts the second set on the same note with a break. Strong returns, good strokeplay and quick movement across the court. Classic Rafa in motion.

Nadal 6-3 1-0 Sela
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Game and Set!! Nadal serves for the set and wins the game with relative ease as he serves strongly to deny Sela any chance of a comeback. Clinical from the Spaniard.

Nadal 6-3 Sela
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First break of the set!! Nadal steps up the heat and forces Sela to concede his serve finally.

Nadal 5-3 Sela
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Nadal returns the favour and closes out a quick game loaded with aces.

Nadal 4-3 Sela
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Sela does well with his movement and runs away to the game win without any points for Nadal. It's been all on the serve so far in the set.

Nadal 3-3 Sela
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Nadal wins his service game again with good angular shots making Sela work hard on the court. 

Nadal 3-2 Sela
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Errant start by Sela, but he serves well to keep the pressure on Nadal and closes out the point after a successful review call. All square in the set so far.

Nadal 2-2 Sela
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