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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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