Rafael Nadal Earns His Spot To Italian Open Quartfinals 2013
Rafael Nadal does what he does best: defeating the odds. Today, six time Spanish tennis champion had one of the worst opening sets of his career but that didn’t seem to affect him. He still came out on top defeating Latvian Ernests Gulbis 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 getting him to the Italian Open quarterfinals. Nadal’s performance, and sometimes sluggish movement on the court, raises questions about whether he will be able to successfully defend his title at the French Open. The year’s second Grand Slam starts in 10 days.