Rafa Enters Beast Mode

Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal sent a warning to his rivals on an overcast Wednesday at the Foro Italico in Rome. The top seed improved to 15-1 on red dirt this season by defeating Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina 6-1, 6-0 in just 61 minutes on Court Centre at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. He will next challenge Canada's Denis Shapovalov, last week's Mutua Madrid Open semi-finalist (l. to Zverev), or Robin Haase of the Netherlands. Having lost No. 1 in the ATP Rankings to Roger...

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4 months ago, ATP World Tour

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