2014/07/31

Almagro Stuns Nadal in Barcelona

(April 25, 2014) No. 1 Rafael Nadal had his 41-match winning streak at the Barcelona Open snapped by fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the quarter finals on Friday.

 

For Almagro it’s his first ever win over Nadal in 11 tries. The last time Nadal lost in Barcelona was in 2003. Just last Friday Nadal lost to countryman David Ferrer at the Monte Carlo Masters.

 
RESULTS – FRIDAY, 25 APRIL 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[6] N Almagro (ESP) d [1] R Nadal (ESP) 26 76(5) 64
[4] K Nishikori (JPN) d [12] M Cilic (CRO) 61 63
[9] E Gulbis (LAT) d T Gabashvili (RUS) 61 64
S Giraldo (COL) d [10] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 43 ret. (leg)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d L Kubot (POL) / R Lindstedt (SWE) 26 63 10-7
[5] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) 67(7) 75 10-7
[PR] F Fognini (ITA) / J Melzer (AUT) d [Q] T Gabashvili (RUS) / M Kukushkin (KAZ) 63 62

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 26 APRIL 2014

PISTA CENTRAL start 13:30
[4] K Nishikori (JPN) vs [9] E Gulbis (LAT)
Not Before 16:00
[6] N Almagro (ESP) vs S Giraldo (COL)
[LL] J Huta Galung (NED) / S Robert (FRA) vs [PR] F Fognini (ITA) / J Melzer (AUT)

PISTA 1 start 15:00
[5] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA)

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