Nadal vs Paire Roland Garros R1 (05/29/2017) 
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Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the 1R match between Rafael Nadal and Benoit Paire

Monday May 29, 2017 2:32 Crisu Cris
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Nadal, the 2nd most successful player this year and currently #1 in race is taking on the talented, yet very inconsistent Frenchman Benoit Paire.

Monday May 29, 2017 2:34 Crisu Cris
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Ranked only #45 in the world, Paire has had a rather mediocre season.
Nadal would have been the favourite under any circumstances, but given their form and the surface they will be playing on, we are in for a one sided affair

Monday May 29, 2017 2:37 Crisu Cris
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Paire’s biggest weapon is by far his 2 handed backhand. And since Nadal’s expertise is to break down his opponent’s backhand, some great rallies are bound to be happening

Monday May 29, 2017 2:40 Crisu Cris
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Players took the court and now they are warming up

Monday May 29, 2017 2:48 Crisu Cris
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Nadal won the coin toss and decided he wants to serve first

Monday May 29, 2017 2:49 Crisu Cris
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Players are ready, so let sit back and enjoy this match

Monday May 29, 2017 2:57 Crisu Cris
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15-0 Nadal hits a pretty deep FH and Paire tries to take his BH early, but it goes into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 2:59 Crisu Cris
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30-0 Nadal serves well and then comes into the net after a FH, winning the point with a drop volley

Monday May 29, 2017 2:59 Crisu Cris
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40-0 Benoit’s return is long

Monday May 29, 2017 2:59 Crisu Cris
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40-15 Nadal’s groundstrokes are very damaging, so Paire decides he better plays a drop shot; his shot is good and Nadal’s response is into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:01 Crisu Cris
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1-0 Nadal; he plays a good inside out FH and puts Paire out of position, drawing the forced error

Monday May 29, 2017 3:01 Crisu Cris
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15-0 That was a nearly miraculous drop shot from Paire mid rally

Monday May 29, 2017 3:02 Crisu Cris
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30-0 Paire serves well and gets the point

Monday May 29, 2017 3:03 Crisu Cris
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40-0 Nadal dumps his FH into the net very early in the point

Monday May 29, 2017 3:03 Crisu Cris
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40-15 Paire goes for the big BH down the line right after serve and hits the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:03 Crisu Cris
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1-1 Paire finds a sweet shot from the FH side; Nadal is in the middle of the court but gets totally wrongfooted and Paire hits a clean winner

Monday May 29, 2017 3:04 Crisu Cris
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15-0 Paire frames his FH return; pretty typical mistake from him

Monday May 29, 2017 3:05 Crisu Cris
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30-0 Nadal hits a trademark FH down the line to get the point

Monday May 29, 2017 3:06 Crisu Cris
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30-15 Double fault from Nadal

Monday May 29, 2017 3:06 Crisu Cris
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30-30 Superb from Benoit; he hits a hard BH return down the line and then a soft touch on the volley get him the point

Monday May 29, 2017 3:07 Crisu Cris
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40-30 Paire overswings on the BH return and it goes into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:08 Crisu Cris
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2-1 Another framed return from Paire on the FH side and Nadal has the lead

Monday May 29, 2017 3:08 Crisu Cris
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0-15 Nadal moves Paire around the court with his FH; after a few shots, Benoit sends his FH into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:10 Crisu Cris
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0-30 Paire comes with a double fault

Monday May 29, 2017 3:11 Crisu Cris
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15-30 That was a very powerful and well aimed serve down the middle from Paire

Monday May 29, 2017 3:11 Crisu Cris
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2 Break Points for Nadal; his pressure is relentless and Paire finally cracks, making the error

Monday May 29, 2017 3:12 Crisu Cris
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He saves the first one with a good serve

Monday May 29, 2017 3:12 Crisu Cris
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Nadal breaks for 3-1; Paire rushes at the net, but Nadal finds a perfect passing shot from the BH side while sliding

Monday May 29, 2017 3:13 Crisu Cris
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15-0 Paire mishits his FH return; it was the 3rd time it happened today

Monday May 29, 2017 3:14 Crisu Cris
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30-0 Paire’s footwork was a bit sluggish and he fails to make another FH return

Monday May 29, 2017 3:14 Crisu Cris
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40-0 Nadal’s serve is good and deep, getting him the point

Monday May 29, 2017 3:15 Crisu Cris
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40-15 How good that was from te frenchman; he retuned a very good serve, defended against a heavy FH and chased Nadal’s drop volley and hot a clean winner from around the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:16 Crisu Cris
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4-1 But very disappointingly he nets another FH return; Benoit is not playing poor, but that shot seems to be his Achilles heel so far

Monday May 29, 2017 3:17 Crisu Cris
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0-15 Paire misses a very easy shot from around the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:18 Crisu Cris
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0-30 Nadal almost has the set in his bag after yet another error from Paire

Monday May 29, 2017 3:18 Crisu Cris
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0-40 The frenchman frames a FH mid rally; Nadal was clever to apply pressure, trying to break down his opponent’s FH

Monday May 29, 2017 3:19 Crisu Cris
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15-40 A massive BH cross court from Paire keeps him into the set

Monday May 29, 2017 3:20 Crisu Cris
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Paire saves another break point, but then frames yet another FH and Nadal is up 5-1

Monday May 29, 2017 3:20 Crisu Cris
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The unforced error ratio is 10-2 in favour of Nadal

Monday May 29, 2017 3:21 Crisu Cris
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15-0 Nadal moves his opponent around the court until he draws the forced error

Monday May 29, 2017 3:21 Crisu Cris
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30-0 That serve out wide was well aimed and Paire fails to make the Bh return

Monday May 29, 2017 3:21 Crisu Cris
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40-0 Heavy FH from Nadal’s into Benoit’s BH corner and the frenchman is on the stretch when he misses his shot

Monday May 29, 2017 3:22 Crisu Cris
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Very short set so far, just as expected

Monday May 29, 2017 3:22 Crisu Cris
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Nadal bags it after another return missed from Paire

Monday May 29, 2017 3:23 Crisu Cris
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Second set is underway

Monday May 29, 2017 3:25 Crisu Cris
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0-15 Nadal shows no fear out there; he goes for his shots and the last FH winner is big

Monday May 29, 2017 3:26 Crisu Cris
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15-15 Paire finds a good serve out wide and Nadal’s eturn is into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:26 Crisu Cris
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15-30 Nadal rushed play nicely in this point; his heavy groundstrokes moved Paire around, forcing the error

Monday May 29, 2017 3:27 Crisu Cris
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15-40 How firm Nadal was when he hit that BH passing cross court;

Monday May 29, 2017 3:28 Crisu Cris
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And he breaks after Benoit chooses a poor moment to come into the net, making himself an easy prey; Nadal wins the game with a FH passing shot

Monday May 29, 2017 3:29 Crisu Cris
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15-0 Perfect play from Nadal; he finds an angled BH that Paire could barely reach and then he wins the point with an easy shot into open court

Monday May 29, 2017 3:30 Crisu Cris
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30-0 Another framed FH from Paire mid rally

Monday May 29, 2017 3:30 Crisu Cris
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30-15 Nadal found his spots on the last point; he had his opponent figured out, but Benoit comes with a good response and Nadal fails to make the winning drop shot from around the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:31 Crisu Cris
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30-30 Nadal tries to catch Paire off guard with a FH down the line, but his shot is long

Monday May 29, 2017 3:31 Crisu Cris
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BP Paire; strange FH dumped into the net by Nadal after he nearly had the point; he looked powerless when hitting it

Monday May 29, 2017 3:32 Crisu Cris
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And Paire breaks; Nadal was a bit soft on the last FH, but Paire’s hitting from the BH side was very solid;

Monday May 29, 2017 3:33 Crisu Cris
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15-0 Paire finds a powerful FH down the line and Nadal doesn’t even chase it

Monday May 29, 2017 3:33 Crisu Cris
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30-0 After a good serve; he looks pumped up and the crowd is with him

Monday May 29, 2017 3:34 Crisu Cris
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30-15 This time Nadal hits a good return and Paire is late at it, making the eror

Monday May 29, 2017 3:34 Crisu Cris
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30-30 How good from Rafa; the return lands is very deep and then he wins the point at the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:35 Crisu Cris
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BP for Nadal after a very poorly timed double fault

Monday May 29, 2017 3:35 Crisu Cris
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40-40 Paire saves it after a great rally; both players exchanged groundstrokes until Paire came with a deep BH, followed by a pick up volley and a volley winner on a lob attempt from Rafa

Monday May 29, 2017 3:37 Crisu Cris
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2-1 for Paire

Monday May 29, 2017 3:41 Crisu Cris
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Excellent recovery from the Frenchman in this game

Monday May 29, 2017 3:42 Crisu Cris
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15-15 Nadal finds a perfect serve down the middle for an ace

Monday May 29, 2017 3:43 Crisu Cris
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15-30 Nadal hits multiple heavy groundstrokes at Paire, but the last one is barely long and Benoit has an opening here

Monday May 29, 2017 3:44 Crisu Cris
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15-40 Benoit is patient, allowing Nadal to dictate play until Rafa misses an easy FH long

Monday May 29, 2017 3:44 Crisu Cris
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3-1 Paire; how surprising that was from him; he waited for the opportunity to strike and found a perfect FH that Nadal couldn’t get over the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:45 Crisu Cris
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15-0 A magical drop shot on the 2nd shot from Paire; he is in the zone right now

Monday May 29, 2017 3:46 Crisu Cris
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15-15 This time the adrenaline didn;t wotk in his favour; the drop shot was rather poor and Nadal was no problem winning the point

Monday May 29, 2017 3:46 Crisu Cris
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15-30 Nadal is slowly recovering his momentum; he dominated the last rally until Paire made the error

Monday May 29, 2017 3:47 Crisu Cris
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2 BP after Paire fails to make the drop shot

Monday May 29, 2017 3:47 Crisu Cris
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30-40 That was a nearly perfect serve; Nadal tried his best, but simply couldn’t return it

Monday May 29, 2017 3:48 Crisu Cris
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3-2 Nadal breaks back after Paire misses a very easy shot being close to the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:48 Crisu Cris
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15-0 Nadal FH down the line doing damage in this point; Paire is late at picking it up and losses the point

Monday May 29, 2017 3:51 Crisu Cris
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30-0 Nadal’s serve gets him an easy point

Monday May 29, 2017 3:51 Crisu Cris
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40-0 Paire dumps his 2nd serve return into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:52 Crisu Cris
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3-3 Perfect FH into the corner from Nadal; impossible to counter

Monday May 29, 2017 3:53 Crisu Cris
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0-15 Nadal uses the court geometry nicely; his angles really hurt Paire in this point

Monday May 29, 2017 3:54 Crisu Cris
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15-15 Paire hits an aggressive FH inside out for a clean winner; it had to be perfect from Benoit

Monday May 29, 2017 3:54 Crisu Cris
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30-15 Juming BH beauty from Paire; one of the shots he can surely pull off

Monday May 29, 2017 3:54 Crisu Cris
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40-15 Nadal built the point to perfection, but the killer blow goes into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 3:55 Crisu Cris
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40-30 Paire takes his BH down the line early, going for the winner, but misses it wide

Monday May 29, 2017 3:55 Crisu Cris
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40-40 How deep that return was from Rafa; Djokovic-like

Monday May 29, 2017 3:56 Crisu Cris
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ADV Paire after he hits a well timed FH winner cross court

Monday May 29, 2017 3:57 Crisu Cris
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4-3 Benoit finds his spot on the serve and holds

Monday May 29, 2017 3:57 Crisu Cris
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15-0 Nadal hits a good serve inside out and Paire hits a squash shot that goes long

Monday May 29, 2017 3:59 Crisu Cris
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15-15 Nadal’s FH bounces off the tape and it is out

Monday May 29, 2017 4:00 Crisu Cris
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15-30 That was a lucky return from Paire that caught the tape and Nadal’s response is weak

Monday May 29, 2017 4:00 Crisu Cris
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30-30 That was a great rally; Paire responded to Nadal’s blows great, then came into the net when he got the chance, but couldn’t make the half volley from there

Monday May 29, 2017 4:02 Crisu Cris
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Nadal hits a double fault and Paire has a break point

Monday May 29, 2017 4:02 Crisu Cris
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Deuce; Nadal hits a good serve out wide and Paire couldn’t make the return

Monday May 29, 2017 4:03 Crisu Cris
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Another break point from Benoit; he takes a heavy FH from Rafa on the rise, comes into the net and wins the point; great play there

Monday May 29, 2017 4:04 Crisu Cris
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Nadal saves it after a fantastic point

Monday May 29, 2017 4:05 Crisu Cris
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Paire’s defence was outstanding, but Nadal gets the point after a volley that barely caught the line

Monday May 29, 2017 4:06 Crisu Cris
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ADV Nadal after he hits a very good BH down the line and then a FH that draws the forced error

Monday May 29, 2017 4:07 Crisu Cris
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4-4 Nadal holds; he applies pressure on Paire with his groundstrokes and Benoit crack, hitting a squash FH long

Monday May 29, 2017 4:07 Crisu Cris
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0-15 Perfect anticipation on the drop shot from Nadal, who makes the passing shot

Monday May 29, 2017 4:08 Crisu Cris
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0-30 Paire comes into the net and he is unlucky that the ball bounces off tape, but he anticipates the way Nadal is going with his passing, yet barely misses the volley

Monday May 29, 2017 4:09 Crisu Cris
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3 BP for Nadal and he breaks after an outstanding return that lands right on the line

Monday May 29, 2017 4:09 Crisu Cris
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Nadal serving for a 2 sets to 0 lead

Monday May 29, 2017 4:11 Crisu Cris
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0-15 Paire hits a series of very powerful shots until Nadal makes the forced ero or

Monday May 29, 2017 4:13 Crisu Cris
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15-15 Paire fails to make the return

Monday May 29, 2017 4:13 Crisu Cris
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Paire stops play after Nadal hit a very deep FH and the ball caught the line according to the umpire, but the hawkeye shows it was out

Monday May 29, 2017 4:14 Crisu Cris
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It is the 2nd mistake of this kind today

Monday May 29, 2017 4:14 Crisu Cris
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30-15 for Nadal

Monday May 29, 2017 4:14 Crisu Cris
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40-15 Nadal hits a loopy FH that landed right into the corner and Paire puts his shot into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:15 Crisu Cris
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Nadal has a 2 sets to 0 lead;

Monday May 29, 2017 4:16 Crisu Cris
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Paire is static when making the BH return so he can;t quite hit it right, making the error

Monday May 29, 2017 4:16 Crisu Cris
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Nadal had to fight in this set, but how often have we seen him get out of tough situations with clutch play.

Monday May 29, 2017 4:17 Crisu Cris
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0-15 Paire begins the set with an easy FH error

Monday May 29, 2017 4:21 Crisu Cris
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0-30 He is pushed wide by Nadal’s FH and his response is into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:21 Crisu Cris
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15-30 Nadal got his angles right in that point, but one of his BH’s is into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:22 Crisu Cris
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15-40 Paire is being moved around the court by Rafa and his last BH is wide, while stretched

Monday May 29, 2017 4:23 Crisu Cris
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30-40 How powerful that FH cross court was from Benoit; he took it early and Nadal had no chance there

Monday May 29, 2017 4:23 Crisu Cris
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Deuce after a pretty easy return that Nadal dumps into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:23 Crisu Cris
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ADV Nadal as he gets his revenge this time after hitting an excellent return

Monday May 29, 2017 4:24 Crisu Cris
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Nadal breaks; Paire gets a loopier FH from Nadal, tries to punish it, but his shot goes wide

Monday May 29, 2017 4:25 Crisu Cris
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Paire seems to be struggling a little bit out there; he needs medical attention

Monday May 29, 2017 4:26 Crisu Cris
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Meanwhile on the other court, Novak Djokovic is going to serve for the match

Monday May 29, 2017 4:27 Crisu Cris
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0-15 Paire goes for his FH in this point; the first one draws a shorter ball from Rafa and the one draws the forced error

Monday May 29, 2017 4:28 Crisu Cris
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15-15 Paire’s return lands short and he is punished for it; good body serve from the spaniard

Monday May 29, 2017 4:28 Crisu Cris
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30-15 Benoit’s return is long from the FH side

Monday May 29, 2017 4:28 Crisu Cris
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40-15 Paire is not quite on the ball and his BH return is wide

Monday May 29, 2017 4:29 Crisu Cris
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40-30 That was a beautiful passing shot from Paire; Nadal came at the net after a powerful FH, but still couldn’t win the point

Monday May 29, 2017 4:30 Crisu Cris
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2-0 Nadal’s FH doing the damage and setting up an easy finisher with the volley cross court

Monday May 29, 2017 4:30 Crisu Cris
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30-0 Paire plays a drop shot early in the rally, Nadal gets to it, but the shot is not good enough and Rafa gets passed

Monday May 29, 2017 4:31 Crisu Cris
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30-15 Paire overuses the drop shot at this point; he dumps this one into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:32 Crisu Cris
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30-30 Paire is wide and plays yet another drop shot; Nadal gets there in time and puts away the FH

Monday May 29, 2017 4:32 Crisu Cris
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Nadal’s return is very deep, but the umpire says it landed wide and Paire has game point

Monday May 29, 2017 4:33 Crisu Cris
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Paire holds after Nadal hit a tentative BH return landing into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:33 Crisu Cris
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15-0 Paire goes for the big FH down the line after a few shots, but his shot is wide

Monday May 29, 2017 4:36 Crisu Cris
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30-0 Nadal moves Paire around the court and then ends the point with a FH winner into the corner

Monday May 29, 2017 4:37 Crisu Cris
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40-0 Nadal is in firm control; Paire tries to resist, but Nadal eventually finds a good FH cross court and forces Paire to dump his BH into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:38 Crisu Cris
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Nadal holds for 3-1 after a missed return from the Frenchman

Monday May 29, 2017 4:38 Crisu Cris
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15-0 Paire finds a superb short angle on the FH

Monday May 29, 2017 4:39 Crisu Cris
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30-0 And now he hits a very powerful BH cross court for a clean winner

Monday May 29, 2017 4:39 Crisu Cris
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30-15 But follows it with a BH dumped into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:39 Crisu Cris
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30-30 Nadal hit his FH all over the place, left-right, then came into the net playing a drop volley that Paire can’t put over the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:40 Crisu Cris
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BP Nadal; Paire tries the dropshot, but Nadal reaches it and puts away the FH while running

Monday May 29, 2017 4:41 Crisu Cris
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4-1 Nadal breaks after Paire plays serve and volley, but gets passed easily; the match is very fast forward at this point, approaching the end

Monday May 29, 2017 4:42 Crisu Cris
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15-0 Nadal gets the first point

Monday May 29, 2017 4:43 Crisu Cris
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15-15 Paire plays his FH pretty deep and Nadal tries to take his Bh early, putting it into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:44 Crisu Cris
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15-30 Paire plays a good drop shot that Nadal managed to reach, but Rafa failed to hit his counter drop shot into the court

Monday May 29, 2017 4:44 Crisu Cris
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30-30 Paire had Nadal on the ropes in that point, but a moment of magic just happenend with a gorgeus passing shot from Rafa

Monday May 29, 2017 4:45 Crisu Cris
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40-30 Paire is not inspired when coming into the net and gets punished

Monday May 29, 2017 4:46 Crisu Cris
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5-1 Nadal holds after a great FH down the line for a clean winner

Monday May 29, 2017 4:46 Crisu Cris
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15-15 Nadal tries to go for his FH, but is goes into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:47 Crisu Cris
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15-30 That was one of the funniest points today; both players showcased tremendous finesse, but Nadal gets the point after one of Paire’s shots is into the net

Monday May 29, 2017 4:48 Crisu Cris
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Nadal has Match Point after a weak drop shot attempt from Benoit

Monday May 29, 2017 4:48 Crisu Cris
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And he saves it after pulling the trigger on his BH and ending the point at the net with a FH putaway

Monday May 29, 2017 4:49 Crisu Cris
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How hard that BH return was from Nadal; Paire simply couldn’t handle it

Monday May 29, 2017 4:49 Crisu Cris
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That is terrific play from Paire to save the 2nd match point; he hits a series of very powerful shots from both sides and Nadal eventually makes the error

Monday May 29, 2017 4:50 Crisu Cris
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3rd MP after a similar BH return from Rafa

Monday May 29, 2017 4:50 Crisu Cris
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Crisu Cris: 

And it is done; Nadal has the last point after a safe overhead

Monday May 29, 2017 4:51 Crisu Cris
4:51
Crisu Cris: 

He is through to the 2nd Round

Monday May 29, 2017 4:51 Crisu Cris
4:52
Crisu Cris: 

Nadal is going to meet Robin Haase

Monday May 29, 2017 4:52 Crisu Cris
4:53
Crisu Cris: 

Is was a very easy win for Rafa and it had to be naturally;

Monday May 29, 2017 4:53 Crisu Cris
4:53
Crisu Cris: 

The match was fun to watch during the 2nd set, where both players were performing relatively good, but in the end Nadal was just too good

Monday May 29, 2017 4:53 Crisu Cris
4:55
Crisu Cris: 

That was it for me today; I hope you enjoy the match and I invite everyone to follow live coverage of Roland Garros for the 2 weeks coming on www.tennis-pulse.com

Monday May 29, 2017 4:55 Crisu Cris