Nadal's French Open prospects under question after another clay loss
May 16 , 2015
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.