Nadal gets past Britain's Evans

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Nadal gets past Britain's Evans

Rafael Nadal logged a straight-sets win against Britain's Dan Evans in the Coupe Rogers – but it was closer than the scoreline might have suggested. The Spaniard was broken in the first game of the match – and fell behind 5-2 in the first-set tie-break before coming out on top 7-6(6), 6-4. Nadal started better in the second, leading 2-0 when the players were forced off court for a rain delay. Again though, Evans was strong, getting back on serve to level at 3-3, but he could not outlast his opponent. Up next for Nadal will be Argentine Guido Pella, who beat Radu Albot 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(2). "Daniel is a player that combine[s an] aggressive game with good hands," Nadal said afterwards. "He's able to read the game very well, so he knows how to play tennis in terms of tactics. "It was a tough first set. Then in the second, I was able to take advantage at the beginning, but then he [broke] me back. [It was] so important that game again to have the break."