Tennis: Nadal rips Hewitt in Miami; Serena and Sharapova survive
Published on Mar 23, 2014 4:27 PM
MIAMI (AFP) - Tennis world No.1 Rafael Nadal hammered former No.1 Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the third round at the ATP and WTA Miami Masters hard-court tournament.
The top-seeded Spaniard and his veteran Australian opponent took to the court two and a half hours late due to long matches that preceeded them.
But Nadal, who received a first-round bye, ripped through the opening set in 27 minutes and eventually dispatched the double Grand Slam winner in 66 minutes.
"It's great for me to be back after not playing since 2012. I really enjoy it here," he said.
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