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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
SpainR Nadal66---
KAZM Kukushkin11---

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  1. - - NADAL 6-1 6-1 Nadal wraps up his place in the last eight with another trademark winner. He is through with few problems. He wins in one hour on court. Almost like a training session in the end for Nadal.

  2. - - NADAL 6-1 5-1 The double break for Nadal! A couple of wonderful winners by the second seed. A break to love. He will serve for the match.

  3. - - NADAL 6-1 4-1 Nadal comes up with a couple of aces that spins past Kukushkin as the Spanish player moves from 30-30 to within two games of victory here. Looks all over.

  4. - - NADAL 6-1 3-1 - Kukushkin drops serve to love. The pressure beginning to mount now on the outsider as Nadal continues to trouble his opponent with those big spinning shots from deep.

  5. - - NADAL 6-1 2-1 - Nadal drops only only point in moving 2-1 ahead in the second set. Serving and moving well out there. Threat of more rain overhead. Nadal will be keen to get this match done and dusted this evening.

  6. - - NADAL 6-1 1-1 - Nadal carries his opponent to deuce, but Kukushkin is not going quietly into the night as a couple of booming shots enables him to restore parity in this set. We remain on serve.

  7. - - NADAL 6-1 1-0 - Nadal holds serve comfortably to open up the second set, and Kukushkin will need to settle quickly on his own delivery if he is to compete in this set.

  8. - - NADAL 6-1 - SET! Nadal closes out the opening set with consummate ease, and the Spaniard is thriving now as he looks to run away with this match! Kukushkin will need to improve significantly.

  9. - - NADAL 5-1 - Nadal moves to within a game of taking the opening set as he holds at 5-1, and the Spaniard is romping through this match so far as Kukushkin looks to at least make him serve out for it.

  10. - - NADAL 4-1 - Kukushkin receives an encouraging, if slightly ironic, cheer from the Monte Carlo crowd as he punches the air after taking a game off Nadal, and he holds to get on the board.

  11. - - NADAL 4-0 - Nadal again holds serve to consolidate his latest break, and Kukushkin looks pretty beleaguered already as he looks to prevent a first-set bagel.

  12. - - NADAL 3-0 - BREAK! Nadal breaks for the second successive game as Kukushkin falters on serve once more, and the seven-time champion is coasting through this opening set with consummate ease at the moment.

  13. - - NADAL 2-0 - Nadal comfortably consolidates his break of serve as he pounds two belligerent forehands down the line, and Kukushkin is really struggling to even get into the rallies at the moment. Nadal is cruising.

  14. - - NADAL 1-0 - BREAK! What a start from Rafael Nadal, who absolutely obliterates two short serves from Kukushkin, and breaks immediately to stamp his authority on this opening set from the outset!

  15. - - Next up on Court Central, world number two and seven-time champion Rafael Nadal is in action against Mikhail Kukushkin.

Mikhail Kukushkin

Nationality KAZ
Date of Birth 26/12/1987
Height 1.83 m
Weight 72 kg

Rafael Nadal

Nationality ESP
Date of Birth 03/06/1986
Height 1.85 m
Weight 85 kg

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  1. well done again, rafa. keep it up!

    From , on Fri 20 Apr 0:03
  2. Shut up Sam. That was then, this is NOW.

    From EDDIE, on Thu 19 Apr 22:16
  3. Eddie I know it upset cause Novak best dolgo but­ don't worry I have requested Novak to pit nadal­ out of misery on Sunday without any torture and not to­ do to him what he did at the aus open ! I mean that ­ was painful to watch ur hero played his best and got­ destroyed anyways at the end! But don't make no­ mistake about it Novak will best nadal 8 th straight­ time in a row !

    From Sam parikh, on Thu 19 Apr 20:32
  4. Bad luck for Kukushkin but he had two good wins during­ this tournament. I am sure he will learn from this­ loss.

    From Runner, on Thu 19 Apr 19:19
  5. @ Sam parikh, u re a pathetic soul, a devil's­ incarnate. Ur life is full of jealousy and envy. If u­ lived in the era of the world wars, u would have been­ the best human candidate to be designed as a canon and­ shot at once to disintegrate. I truely doubt if­ anything makes sense to u. What do u really want? are u­ real or just an absurd piglet writing from an unknown­ destination? Better get a life and grow up. Act­ maturely instead of turning out ur frustration ­ everywhere at anytime swine. Congrats Rafa and Nole for­ ur wins. My condolence for the loss of Nole's grand­ father. May his soul rest in peace!!!

    From Ndeh, on Thu 19 Apr 19:05
  6. Sam is a lost soul. He thinks tennis is life. It's­ just a game buddy, entertainment. Come to reality­ before it's too late.

    From , on Thu 19 Apr 19:04
  7. Sam, that was just a good practice. He has not started­ playing yet.

    From EDDIE, on Thu 19 Apr 19:00
  8. Some people who carry out verbal assaults on Rafa for­ no apparent reason must be suffering from verbal­ diarrhoea. For other than that how do you explain ?­ Congratulations Nadal

    From , on Thu 19 Apr 18:54
  9. u are such a sad fool sam, like a jackal u never give­ up.

    From , on Thu 19 Apr 18:47
  10. Great Eddie u must be happy and u should be ur hero­ nadal is beating this Mickey mouse player and will have­ another match next round same results nadal will win­ and finally will meet Novak and there ur dreams will­ shatter cause another painful defeat for nadal not sure­ how many more losses he can take from Novak! Iean get­ real 8 straight losses in a final of a big tournent now­ that has to be demoralizing bit guess what atleast a­ hopeless person can have hopes that Novak loses before­ the finals well good luck with that!

    From Sam parikh, on Thu 19 Apr 18:18
  11. gooo rafa

    From , on Thu 19 Apr 11:41
  12. now who is this guy mikhail? looks like the organizers­ really want rafa in the finals!

    From , on Thu 19 Apr 2:49
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