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Nadal's French Open prospects under question after another clay loss

  • Suffering another clay court defeat, Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open after losing
    7-6 6-2 to Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-final.

    Wawrinka will meet fellow Swiss player Roger Federer in the semi-final.

    The Spaniard’s latest clay court failure comes after recent losses against Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, and puts a question mark over his ability to win the forthcoming French Open. 

    Meanwhile, top seed Djokovic was tested by Japan’s Kei Nishikori before prevailing 6-3 3-6 6-1 to reach the semi-final, where he will meet David Ferrer.

     

    Tagged as: Rafael Nadal, Italian Open, Stan Wawrinka, quarter-final, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, French Open, tennis, sports news