August 10, 2018 16:16 IST

Rafael Nadal eliminates Stan Wawrinka at Toronto Masters

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Rafael Nadal eliminates Stan Wawrinka Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has asserted his authority on court and defeated Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 7-6(4) in the Round of 16 at the Masters 1000 in Toronto. Nadal, however, had to dig deep to control the game as after winning the first set, Wawrinka was ahead in the second by breaking Nadal's serve but the Spaniard did the same and equalized the score to six games all on Thursday, reports Efe. In the tie-breaker, Nadal came forward and had three match balls, the second of which won the match after two hours and eight minutes. Credit: (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Rafael Nadal celebrates victory Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory over Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during a 3rd round match on Day 4 of the Rogers Cup at Aviva Centre on August 9, 2018. Credit: (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Rafael Nadal celebrates victory over Stan Wawrinka Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory over Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during a 3rd round match on Day 4 of the Rogers Cup at Aviva Centre on August 9, 2018 in Toronto. Credit: (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Rafael Nadal in action Rafael Nadal of Spain serves against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during a 3rd round match on Day 4 of the Rogers Cup at Aviva Centre on August 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Credit: (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Rafael Nadal at Toronto Masters Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during a 3rd round match on Day 4 of the Rogers Cup at Aviva Centre on August 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Credit: (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)