Fiji Time: 3:40 AM on Sunday 7 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Nadal storms home to win Rio Open

Afp
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO - World No.1 Rafael Nadal has shrugged off the injury concerns that wrecked his Australian Open bid as he dismantled Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 7-6 to win the Rio Open.

The 13-time Grand Slam winner showed no evidence of the back injury that hampered him in Melbourne as he wrapped up his 48th ATP title against an opponent with no answer to the relentless pressure exerted by the Spanish clay-court legend.

And by winning a 43rd career clay court title, the 27-year-old threw down a gauntlet to pretenders to his French Open crowd which he defends in Paris in May.

Nadal went into the match with a 4-0 winning record against Dolgopolov with the Ukrainian never having even broken the world No.1's service.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65200.6330
JPY 56.024953.0249
GBP 0.32480.3168
EUR 0.42350.4115
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66170.6367
USD 0.47670.4597

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Tuwai in run-on side
  2. No restrictions
  3. Sydney 7s: Fiji makes a good start
  4. Diplomat wanted
  5. Times better
  6. Restore supply, says PM
  7. We lead the way
  8. Lease problems
  9. Goodwill pay dilemma
  10. Plea for tip-off

Top Stories this Week

  1. Blitzed out Monday (01 Feb)
  2. Suspended Tuesday (02 Feb)
  3. Dad will not see son in school uniform Sunday (31 Jan)
  4. Ryan admits he understand the losing feeling Monday (01 Feb)
  5. 49-year-old man arrested at Nadi airport Wednesday (03 Feb)
  6. 7s reaction Tuesday (02 Feb)
  7. 7s release Monday (01 Feb)
  8. Joy ride ends in the hospital Monday (01 Feb)
  9. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  10. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)