Rafael Nadal’s first win in the Mutua Madrid Open had him reach a new milestone with a 6-1, 6-0 score against Juan Monaco from Argentina. The Spaniard had converted six of 10 break points, which had him finish the match in 69 minutes, with a match service of 79% of the time.
Now, Nadal’s Win/Loss record is at 684-134, which surpasses Arthurs Ashe’s 683-225 Mark, achieving him a milestone. He is now set to surpass Boris Becker and his 713 wins to be part of Tennis’ All-Time Players List.
Nadal said that he was very happy to be compared to Arthur Ashe as being on the same level with a tennis legend is a great satisfaction for him.
Stanislas Wawrinka, who had also won the Madrid Trophy in 2005 and 2010, had great difficulty getting back up the Madrid Open after being defeated in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.
Nadal must now face off with Finnish Jarkko Niemenen, who had won against Igor Sijsling with a 6-3, 62 set. Niemenen said that it was the biggest challenge for him to face off against the Tennis World Number 1 and he is looking forward to their match.