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Rafael Nadal overcomes recent poor form to join Tomas Berdych, American John Isner in third round of Madrid Open

Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 9:29am IST | Agency: ANI

World No.1 Rafael Nadal has come back with a resounding bang following shock defeats in Monte Carlo and Barcelona recently to join Czech star Tomas Berdych, American John Isner and Latvian Ernests Gulbis in the third round of the Madrid Masters on Wednesday.

According to Sport24, Nadal rolled off 10 straight games in little over an hour to beat Argentine Juan Monaco 6-1, 6-0 snd set up a meeting with Finland's Jarko Nieminen, who defeated Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-3, 6-2.

Meanwhile, Berdych defeated South African 6-1, 6-4, Isner beat Australian Marinko Matosevic 7-6 (11/9), 6-7 (5/7), 7-5 and Gulbis beat Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-4 to reach the third round, the report added.

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