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Wimbledon 2018, Men's Singles, Round 3: Rafael Nadal vs Alex de Minaur, Live Match Updates

Nadal def De Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in 2 hours 2 minutes to enter the fourth round
Updated: 07 July 2018 19:55 IST - Published: 07 July 2018 16:31 IST
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Goodbye!
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The second seed will next face the winner of the match between 19th seeded Fabio Fognini and Jiri Vesely.
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That was a much better display from the Spaniard, considering the fact that he showed signs of struggle in his second round face-off with Mikhail Kukushkin. Rafa is just getting better and better with every match as he finds his groove on the green grass courts of Wimbledon.
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Final score: Nadal def De Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in 2 hours 2 minutes to enter the fourth round
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YES HE DOES!!!!!

RAFA WINS AND IS THROUGH TO THE FOURTH ROUND!!!!!!
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Another backhand goes long from Alex and Rafa has a second match point.

Can he nail it this time?
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With a beautiful volley, Rafa saves it!

It is deuce!
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Smashing backhand winner from De Minaur and he has A BREAK POINT!
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De Minaur unleashes a forehand winner to save it.

Deuce!
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Match point for Nadal!!
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It's 30-30

Can Alex manage to give some fight at the last minute?
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Rafa loses the first point on his serve due to a forced forehand error
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De Minaur serves out his service game with an ace.

He now trails Rafa 4-5 and the latter will serve for the match.
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Rafa won the first point on the De Minaur serve, but since then the young Aussie has won two consecutive points.

He leads 30-15 on his serve.
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With a sublime backhand volley winner, Nadal takes care of his own service game.


He now leads 5-3.
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A breezy service game for De Minaur, who closes in to one-game gap now.

De Minaur trails Nadal 3-4
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Rafa made a couple of errors off his volleys, but recovered in time to hold his service game.

He inches ahead to 4-2.
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Rafa makes amends for it soon after, with a blazing forehand winner!

He BREAKS and now leads 3-2
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Rafa comes up with forehand unforced error and the break point vanishes!
Deuce!!
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It's a double fault from Alex at 30-30. It gives Rafa a break point.

Will the Spaniard convert?
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And, it's a quickfire service game from Nadal, where the Spaniard had everything from ace to fiery forehand winners!

It is 2-2
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De Minaur holds his serve as well and opens up a 2-1 lead. Still no breaks of serve in this set.
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After being tried and tested and being held to 30-30, Rafa breaks out of jail and holds his serve.

It is 1-1
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De Minaur starts the third set on a bright note, with a service hold to 15.

He is now 1-0
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After all that resistance from De Minaur, Nadal FINALLY COMES THROUGH!!!!!!

RAFA GETS THE SECOND SET WITH A SCORE OF 6-2


HE IS NOW UP 6-1, 6-2
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