Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Rafael Nadal serves up a treat in Tokyo

Published 11/10/2010

World number one Rafael Nadal made a winning debut at the Japan Open in Tokyo as he beat Gael Monfils in the final.

Nadal cast aside the 15th-ranked Frenchman 6-1 7-5 in just over an hour.

The Spaniard had struggled to reach the final after saving two match points in his semi-final against Viktor Troicki, before producing a far more convincing display to clinch his seventh ATP Tour title of the year.

“Every tournament is very important, it is nice to win another big title like this one,” said Nadal.

“I won a lot this year but I have to appreciate how difficult it is and how much hard work you have to do.

“I improved my serve a lot and it is a big thing on a surface as quick as here in Tokyo.”

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Read More


From Belfast Telegraph