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- - Nadal is through to the quarter-finals yet again in Madrid and he awaits the winner between German 13th seed Tommy Haas and compatriot fourth seed David Ferrer, who play later on today.
- - NADAL 6-2 6-3 - GAME, SET & MATCH! An off-forehand across court from Youzhny ends up in the net to hand Nadal the advantage at 15-30 and a sliced backhand into the net from the Russian quickly converts that into two match points for the Spaniard. Only one is needed, however, as Nadal races up to a half volley from Youzhny and flicks a sublime pick up back across court for a forehand winner.
- - NADAL 6-2 5-3 - No mistakes from Nadal this time around as he holds without too much trouble. Youzhny will have to serve to keep this match alive next.
- - NADAL 6-2 4-3 - BREAK! Nadal rattles a forehand winner down the line - well inside the line though for the margin of error - to bring up another break point. And it's one he grabs hold of almost immediately, drilling another forehand winner over the net to re-establish his break advantage.
- - NADAL 6-2 3-3 - BREAK! Youzhny has been threatening for a few games to get back into this and now he's finally taken one of those chances, getting this second set back on level terms as Nadal allows his concentration to be sidetracked by a call he disagreed with the umpire over in the previous game.
- - NADAL 6-2 3-2 - Nadal easily gets up to a drop shot from Youzhny and replies with a backhand drop shot of his own, this one a winner, to bring up another two break points. The Russian saves the first with a great point where he pushes Nadal around and eventually finishes with a cross court smash winner. And Nadal wastes the second with a forehand into the net. And Youzhny eventually goes on to hold.
- - NADAL 6-2 3-1 - There's a little life in Youzhny yet as he races up the court and drills a backhand winner down the line off a drop shot to earn himself a break point. Nadal ignores a time violation for taking too long between points and saves it with a brutal forehand winner rattled down the line and then goes on to hold when Youzhny goes for too much on a forehand down the line after running round the ball.
- - NADAL 6-2 2-1 - BREAK! Youzhny saves a first break point with an service winner and then a second with a big serve out wide followed by a delicate forehand drop volley winner. But he can do nothing about a third as his second serve catches the top of the net and bounces wide for a double fault.
- - NADAL 6-2 1-1 - Youzhny gets the closest he has come to threatening the Nadal serve as he pushes the Spaniard to 30-30 before Nadal comes through it unscathed with a body serve that the Russian can only return into the net.
- - NADAL 6-2 0-1 - Youzhny holds to love to get the second set underway, the Russian finding his first ace of the afternoon - a first ace for either man in fact - to seal it.
- - NADAL 6-2 - SET! Just 31 minutes are on the clock as Nadal wraps up the opening set with a huge first serve down the centre of the court that Youzhny can only return long - also down the centre of the court.
- - NADAL 5-2 - BREAK! Nadal did not produce his best tennis in his opening Madrid match but he definitely is now as he slides up to the net to dink a bakchand drop shot (of a decent drop shot from Youzhny) just over the net to break for a second time. The two-times former Madrid champion will serve for the opening set after the change of ends
- - NADAL 4-2 - Absolutely spectacular from Nadal as he races up and across to a shorter ball and curls his forehand down the line for a winner. That ball was going out right up until the very last moment when it suddenly dipped just inside the baseline. From there Nadal goes on to hold with ease.
- - NADAL 3-2 - Better from Youzhny this time around on serve as he holds without too much trouble to keep the deficit down to just the one break early in this opening set
- - NADAL 3-1 - Nadal holds to 15 to consolidate the break, Youzhny again sending a forehand whistling long of the baseline
- - NADAL 2-1 - BREAK! Youzhny saves a first break point with a huge serve out wide followed by a backhand volley winner across in the opposite direction. He can do nothing about the second, however, not putting enough on the serve to get Nadal on the defensive and paying for it a couple of shots later when he sends an off-balance defensive forehand long of the baseline
- - NADAL 1-1 - Nadal races through a love service hold to open his account in this match. A dipping forehand across corut proving enough to seal the game as a stretched Youzhny can only put his attempted backhand reply into the bottom of the middle of the net.
- - NADAL 0-1 - Youzhny shows no signs of ill-affects from his long, late match against Nicolas Almagro last night as he flings himself to the floor in pursuit of a backhand volley. He makes contact with the ball but can't control it and sends it wide across court. He still goes on to hold though, with an inside-out forehand winner on to the line and then a forehand winner down the other line after having run around the ball.
- - Nadal won the toss and opted to receive first. The players are just about ready to go so settle back for this one...
- - Their last meeting came in the Doha quarter-finals last year when Nadal also won in straight sets 6-4 6-4.
- - These two have faced each other 13th times before with Nadal leading the head-to-heads by nine wins to four. Youzhny's last week came back in 2008, on the hard courts in Chennai. Of those 13th meetings only two have been on clay, Nadal winning both of them with ease. 6-0 6-2 in Rome back in 2005 and 6-2 6-2 in Rome again two years later in 2007.
|Date of Birth||03/06/1986|
|Date of Birth||25/06/1982|