◼️ The number one in the world prevailed and equaled the quarterfinals of the tournament
Rafa Nadal, number one in the world, won on Friday the German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-2 and 6-3 to match the quarter-final tie of Davis Cup 1-1 between Spain and Germany.
On his return to the slopes since leaving at the Australian Open for his discomfort in the right leg, Nadal imposed his pace on the clay of the bullring in Valencia to win in 2 hours and 33 minutes.
Nadal started by getting 2-0 up in the first set, but three double faults, in what was the only scare of the game, made him lose the advantage against a rival who was looking for his options from the back of the court and with his backhand.
Little by little, Nadal was settling down supported on his serve and some good parallels to finish taking the sleeve.
In the second set, Nadal returned to get his best tennis against a Kohlschreiber who did not see the way to hurt his rival, who closed the set breaking the serve to his rival in the last game.
In the last game, the Spaniard began giving his serve, but quickly recovered in the second game to get ahead and sign the Spanish victory.
The triumph of the Spaniard balanced the tie, after in the first game, David Ferrer fell to the world number four, Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2.