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16 September 2011

Nadal overcomes tiredness to beat Gasquet


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  • Craig Gabriel

CORDOBA, SPAIN: Rafael Nadal talks about his 63 60 61 win over Richard Gasquet which put Spain 1-0 ahead in its semifinal battle with France.

Nadal, who reached the final of the US Open which was delayed until Monday, is not in the best physical condition but that didn't show in today's match when he totally dominated the French No. 2, overcoming Gasquet in two hours and nine minutes.

David Ferrer reflects on his straight sets victory over Gilles Simon while captain Albert Costa is pleased with his players' performances but knows there is still a long way to go.

France's captain Guy Forget is understandably disappointed after today's performance but is well aware of how things can change in Davis Cup.

 

Gilles Simon (FRA) - 16/09/2011

Richard Gasquet (FRA) - 16/09/2011

Captain Guy Forget (FRA) - 16/09/11

Rafael Nadal (ESP) - 16/09/2011

Captain Albert Costa (ESP) - 16/09/11

David Ferrer (ESP) - 16/09/11

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    Craig Gabriel

    Craig Gabriel has been in tennis broadcasting and reporting for 30 years. He covers all the Grand Slams as well as Davis Cup and Fed Cup. He has attended six Olympic Games and is the media director in Sydney and International Media Liaison in Shanghai. Craig also works on websites for Serena Williams and Andy Roddick.

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