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Tennis: Nadal advances at US Open with another easy win
When you are coming back after hard times, after an injury, after moments that you are not well ... you need to work with the right attitude every day, says Nadal
Published in Ahram Online on 30 - 08 - 2013

By Rafael Nadal's exacting standards, his second-round victory at the U.S. Open was a success because he kept improving.
He wasn't thrilled with his start, when he dropped two games in the first set. Then he lost one in the second and none in the third.
The second-seeded Spaniard beat qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 in 92 minutes Thursday night.
''The result says that I did the right things,'' Nadal said.
Through two matches at Flushing Meadows, he has looked like the player who has dominated on hard courts this year - not the guy upset in the first round of Wimbledon. And certainly not the one who missed seven months because of a left knee injury.
''When you are coming back after hard times, after an injury, after moments that you are not well ... you need to work with the right attitude every day,'' he said. ''You need to be ready to suffer, to enjoy the suffering, and to be able to change the situation.
''But when you are in a low position, low situation, you are able to work and work to change that dynamic because you really feel the love for sport, the passion for sport.''
Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Roger Federer also advanced with straight-set victories.
Fourth-seeded Sara Errani crashed out Thursday in a 6-3, 6-1 loss to a fellow Italian, 83rd-ranked Flavia Pennetta. The 2012 French Open runner-up then fought back tears as she contemplated the pressure that built with her rise up the rankings.
''My problem isn't that I lost. I've lost a million times in my life,'' she said. ''My problem is trying to find the desire to fight and be on the court ready to fight. For a few weeks, I haven't felt like I wanted to be on the court. That's the problem.''
Victoria Duval, the 17-year-old American who upset 2011 champ Sam Stosur in the first round, reminded everybody that for now she's still a 296th-ranked qualifier. She lost 6-2, 6-3 to 30-year-old Daniela Hantuchova.
''I don't think I ever felt free in the match today,'' Duval said. ''I don't think it had to do with the score or anything. She hits really hard. I couldn't quite get myself going. I gave myself a couple chances, but I just never felt comfortable today.''
The top-seeded Williams beat Galina Voskoboeva 6-3, 6-0, while No. 2-seeded Azarenka defeated Aleksandra Wozniak 6-3, 6-1.
Other than one tumble onto her backside in the first set - Williams still got to the ball to win the point before toppling over - the defending champion was in control.
Federer, seeded seventh, beat Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 in 1 hour, 35 minutes.
''It's one of those matches I expect myself to win if possible in straight sets and gain confidence in the process,'' he said. ''All those things happened, so, yeah, I'm pleased about it.''
Fourth-seeded David Ferrer had to work a bit harder to oust Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2.
Young Americans Christina McHale, Alison Riske and Jack Sock all advanced. John Isner, the top-seeded U.S. man at No. 13, needed nearly three hours to beat Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (4). But No. 26-seeded Sam Querrey lost in four sets to Adrian Mannarino.
The tournament's schedule got back on track after a rainy Wednesday that postponed eight women's matches. So Williams will be back on court Friday, facing Yaroslava Shvedova in the nightcap at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Former champs Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also have matches, while two other U.S. Open winners, Juan Martin del Potro and Lleyton Hewitt, play each other.
The revamped schedule Thursday meant that the day session ended after the night session - and nearly spilled into Friday. Also upside-down: the crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium cheering for the acrobatic Frenchman, Monfils, against an American.
''The clock almost hit midnight on us,'' Isner said. ''I'm so ecstatic to be in the third round. I knew playing against Gael it was going to be a very close match. It always is every time I play him. I also knew that against Gael, the atmosphere was going to be electric, and that's what it was.''
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