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Simone Bolelli - Rafael Nadal Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
SpainR Nadal666--
ItalyS Bolelli221--

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  1. - - NADAL 6-2 6-2 6-1 - GAME, SET AND MATCH - A love game to finish from Nadal, who will face Denis Istomin in the next round as he completes a 6-2 6-1 6-2 victory over Igor Kunitsyn almost simultaneously.

  2. - - NADAL 6-2 6-2 5-1 - BREAK - Nadal 0-30 up but fails to punish the Bolelli second serve from there... however Rafa earns a break point and takes it with an attacking forehand that lands right on the baseline. He will serve for the match.

  3. - - NADAL 6-2 6-2 4-1 - A matter of time now as Nadal eases closer to the win. He did not start quickly, but he looks in good form.

  4. - - NADAL 6-2 6-2 3-1 - Bolelli relieved to get on the board in this set.

  5. - - NADAL 6-2 6-2 3-0 - The winners flying from the Nadal racquet now as he moves further ahead.

  6. - - NADAL 6-2 6-2 2-0 - BREAK - After a tense break exchange, Nadal comes through to take control again. Whenever his opponent comes forward, the Spaniard is capable of dipping a passing shot past him into the corner.

  7. - - NADAL 6-2 6-2 1-0 - Nadal looking on course for an energy-conserving victory on Philippe Chatrier.

  8. - - NADAL 6-2 6-2 - SET - Seven winners apiece in the set as Nadal takes it, but he commits only six unforced errors to the 15 of Bolelli.

  9. - - NADAL 6-2 5-2 - Shaky service game from the King of Clay, but he survives it to edge towards the set. Bolelli has converted only one of five break points in this set.

  10. - - NADAL 6-2 4-2 - A hold follows it. Nadal suffering a small dip.

  11. - - NADAL 6-2 4-1 - BREAK BACK - Bolelli's attacking style works on this occasion as he earns one break back.

  12. - - NADAL 6-2 4-0 - DOUBLE BREAK - Nadal has one break chance, and one is all he needs as Bolelli continues to struggle. Nadal is relentless.

  13. - - NADAL 6-2 3-0 - No problem for Nadal in moving three games ahead.

  14. - - NADAL 6-2 2-0 - BREAK - Nadal takes advantage of several Bolelli errors to go a break up. The Italian was winning when flying forward to send a forehand into the net - poor accuracy.

  15. - - NADAL 6-2 1-0 - Opening hold from the Mallorcan in the second set.

  16. - - NADAL 6-2 - SET - The first set goes the way of the Spaniard. He only hit two winners (against the four of his opponent), but he kept his errors down (seven against 12).

  17. - - NADAL 5-2 - Nadal, who has only ever lost one match at Roland Garros - to Robin Soderling in 2009 - within one game of the opening set.

  18. - - NADAL 4-2 - BREAK - Nadal has the breakthrough, Bolelli putting up minimal resistance on his serve. The sun has gone in and there is a bit of wind.

  19. - - NADAL 3-2 - Jeux, Nadal again as the match continues on serve. Woeful from Bolelli in lamely hitting a forehand wide.

  20. - - NADAL 2-2 - Bolelli levels again but Nadal worried him, taking a couple of points and finding his range after a slow start.

  21. - - NADAL 2-1 - At 0-30 up, Bolelli advances to swipe a forehand long. Missed opportunity to secure break points. Nadal leaves one to draw level and goes on to hold via deuce.

  22. - - NADAL 1-1 - Poor from Nadal. He hits into the net to go 40-0 down then mis-hits a serve before trying to control the dropping ball like a football.

  23. - - NADAL 1-0 - Bolelli attacks from the start and takes one point off Nadal, but only one, as the second seed holds.

  24. - - The six-times Roland Garros champion to serve first. /// Drop me a line on Twitter with your predictions and thoughts. Contact/follow Jon Symcox on Twitter

  25. - - The King of Roland Garros is on court next: Nadal plays Italian Bolelli, who reached the third round in 2008.

Simone Bolelli

Nationality ITA
Date of Birth 08/10/1985
Height 1.83 m
Weight 79 kg

Rafael Nadal

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

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  1. @ubong firstrow sports

    From Barbara, on Tue 29 May 17:14
  2. Sam, you don't really think we believe a word­ you are saying.

    From Great Eddie, on Tue 29 May 17:11
  3. @Barbara and @Mica Mica, please can you put down the­ website address for me?

    From ubong, on Tue 29 May 16:51
  4. @Barbara thanks.

    From Dan, on Tue 29 May 16:49
  5. @Dan No its called firstrow sports try it when you can­ its good and you are spoilt for choice. @ Mica you are­ welcome glad you like it.

    From Barbara, on Tue 29 May 16:46
  6. @Barbara, Yes thank you. I left a comment in the other­ post for you. I could hug you through the internet, if­ that was possible. It's a Great website. The­ commentators are great, not like the ITV and BBC­ presenters. Plus ITV only started showing the Rafa­ match at the end of the first set and then turned over­ to show Murray's match. I'll watch all my­ matches on the site you gave me Barbara. The match was­ good but Rafa does need to work on that first serve.

    From , on Tue 29 May 16:39
  7. ralph #26, true about first serves, but that shows rafa­ is good in tennis, and not just relying on serves or­ aces. he needs to improve it against better players­ though.

    From Nora, on Tue 29 May 16:35
  8. @Barbara does the site you mention have anything to do­ with a fruit that you squeeze to get some juice out? It­ is 'not' green but close?

    From Dan, on Tue 29 May 16:34
  9. Okaaaaay!!! Any challenger???Nadal Rules!!!

    From Barbara, on Tue 29 May 16:33
  10. On my #30 comment: 7-11 is short for 7th FO and 11th GS

    From EDDIE, on Tue 29 May 16:30
  11. @Mica a good site huh? very clear and you are also­ spoilt for choice. Sorry @ Dan we will keep you posted

    From Barbara, on Tue 29 May 16:29
  12. @Mica Mica I am not even allowed to watch it on the­ internet. But have got a few days of the week working­ from home this week and next so will be okay. Can't­ wait.

    From Dan, on Tue 29 May 16:18
  13. @Dan, im watching the match on the internet. Barbara­ gave me a great website to try. 6-2 6-2 things are­ looking good.

    From , on Tue 29 May 16:14
  14. If you are tired, thirsty and hungry get something to­ eat and drink, go to 7-11.

    From EDDIE, on Tue 29 May 16:04
  15. Nadal will canter into the final there is absolutely no­ one on his side of the draw who is even capable of­ taking a set off him.

    From , on Tue 29 May 16:04
  16. nice score - 6/2, 6/2 - keep it that way thru, rafa!

    From Nora, on Tue 29 May 16:02
  17. This is a good second set. Bolelli stepped it up to­ make this a better match. At Eddie please stop coaxing ­ Sam-parikh online bully to come on here. This website­ is great without her nasty comments on here. I love­ this website and the people on here who are acting like­ grown ups.

    From Sara, on Tue 29 May 16:02
  18. not a great second set from nadal but he still came­ through, first serve was non existent, still its 2 sets­ up and 1st round so really just a warm up.

    From ralph, on Tue 29 May 16:00
  19. @Mica Mica this is NSFW so I can only follow the­ commentary here. I sympathise with you having to put up­ with that kind of commentary, enjoy as much as you can­ though.

    From Dan, on Tue 29 May 15:53
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    Great Eddie::: I will not say a negative statement­ against rafa! I said that last week! He should have no­ problems winning this one ! No bashing rafa why he is a­ great player and a great guy!

    From Sam parikh, on Tue 29 May 15:51
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