Rafael Nadal overcomes Ricardas Berankis to succeed in Wimbledon third spherical | CNN


Rafael Nadal reached the third spherical of Wimbledon with a 6-Four 6-Four Four-6 6-Three towards Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis on Thursday.

It was the second time within the event that Nadal had dropped a set after his victory towards Francisco Cerundolo earlier within the week as he begins his pursuit of a 23rd grand slam title.

The Spaniard will seemingly have to enhance on the grass with a view to declare his third Wimbledon title, notably with prime seed and rival Novak Djokovic enjoying in such a dominant method the day prior to this.

“Daily is a problem, that’s the reality. All of the opponents are tough,” Nadal stated in his on-court interview.

“We’re enjoying towards the perfect gamers of the world … Daily is a chance to enhance, and immediately, I’m by, so that provides me the possibility to maintain going – very joyful for that.”

After Nadal took the primary two units, Berankis, ranked No. 106 on the earth, hit again within the third due to an early break of serve.

A 50-minute delay for rain ensued within the fourth to permit time for the roof to shut, however Nadal was already Three-Zero up within the set and shortly wrapped the match in simply over three hours as soon as play resumed.

The 36-year-old faces Italian 27th seed Lorenzo Sonego within the third spherical on Saturday.

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