Nadal beats McEn­roe’s record

Weekend Herald - - Your Sporting Weekend -

Ten­nis ace Rafael Nadal broke John McEn­roe’s record of 49 straight sets won on the same sur­face by beat­ing Diego Schwartz­man 6-3 6-4 in the third round of the Madrid Open. Nadal ex­tended his win­ning streak to 50 con­sec­u­tive sets on clay, eclips­ing the mark McEn­roe es­tab­lished on car­pet in 1984. “When my ca­reer is over, these are things that are go­ing to be there for al­ways. It’s dif­fi­cult to win 50 sets in a row,” Nadal said. Top-ranked Si­mona Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-4 6-3 in the women’s quar­ter-fi­nals, while Maria Shara­pova also bowed out, to Kiki Bertens.

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