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Us Open 2018 : Nadal se sort d’un gros combat contre Khachanov

Ce Nadal Khachanov était le match a voir hier a Flushing Meadows avec des points de folie

Une guerre de tranchée

Le Score : 5/7 7/5 7/6 7/6

Son prochain adversaire : Nikoloz Basilashvili (n°37).

Sa réaction :
“I am very happy to be through in a very tough situation,” Nadal told Brad Gilbert of ESPN following the match. “There were some tough moments during the match, but he played aggressive. There are things to work on for the next round, but the good thing is I have a chance to improve.”

“He’s improving always,” Nadal added, referring to Khachanov. “He’s young. He has everything. He’s a great player. I really see him winning a lot of matches in his tennis career. He does a lot of good things. He has a great future to come. For me personally, of course, it was a physical, demanding match. It was a mentally demanding match. That’s why we practise every day, to play these kind of matches in a great atmosphere in front of an amazing crowd.”

Pas mal de Nadal Khachanov ces derniers mois : 

Nadal Khachanov

Source : AtpWorldtour

Khachanov a tout donné : 
“I gave everything what I had. I think everybody saw it. I’m proud of myself that I could play a good game today, fight till the end. Yeah, just a few points difference that it could go another way,” Khachanov said. “Big respect to Rafa. That’s why he’s No. 1 in the world, such a great fighter. Yeah, just happy about my performance. I hope to keep going that way.”

Image de Nadal victorieux : 
Nadal Khachanov

Source : Us Open

Incertitude du genou de Nadal : Rafa a semblé gené par son genou sur la fin du match. A suivre pour les prochaines tours. Mais Nadal reste le grand favori de cet opus 2018.

Place aujourd’hui a Roger Federer face a Kyrgios !

 

Le Toucan

 


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