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Nadal Stretched To 3 Sets By Stepanek At Queen's

London, Jun 10: Rafael Nadal was stretched by Czech Radek Stepanek before advancing to the quarterfinals at Queen's Club on Thursday.The top-seeded French Open champion won 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 to join third-seeded Andy Roddick and

PTI [ Updated: June 10, 2011 10:10 IST ]
nadal stretched to 3 sets by stepanek at queen s
nadal stretched to 3 sets by stepanek at queen s

London, Jun 10: Rafael Nadal was stretched by Czech Radek Stepanek before advancing to the quarterfinals at Queen's Club on Thursday.The top-seeded French Open champion won 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 to join third-seeded Andy Roddick and second-seeded Andy Murray in the last eight. 


Roddick, who is bidding for his fifth title at Queen's Club, beat 15th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 6-4, while Murray overcame Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Nadal was never seriously threatened but Stepanek proved to be a tenacious opponent and fought back from 5-2 down in the second set to take the match into a decider. AP

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