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Seeds: Tommy Haas, Nicolas Almagro, Marcel Granollers, Juan Monaco, Robin Haase, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Leonardo Mayer, Santiago Giraldo
Floaters: (WC) Thomaz Bellucci, (WC) Joao Souza
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|his first round win over Santiago Giraldo in Beijing, 13-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal addressed the GOAT question that both Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi raised last week.
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|am focus on is try to keep playing well."
Nadal brings a 26-match hardcourt winning streak into his first round match against Santiago Giraldo. A streak, Nadal says, is not normal.
"Normal thing is not, because normal thing is not win every match of your season on a surface like...|
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|win over Amir Weintraub.
Japan d. Colombia 3-2
Japan likewise stages a Sunday surge to win as Kei Nishikori tops Santiago Giraldo in straights to even the tie, and Go Soeda plays the hero with a four-set win over Alejandro Falla.
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Venue: Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JPN (hard – outdoor)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) d. Alejandro Falla (COL) 63 64 64
Santiago Giraldo (COL) d. Go Soeda (JPN) 64 36 75 36 61
Juan-Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah (COL) d. Tatsuma Ito/Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 61 62 61
Kei Nishikori ...|
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|Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JPN (hard – outdoor)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Alejandro Falla (COL)
Go Soeda (JPN) v Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Kei Nishikori/Go Soeda (JPN) v Juan-Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah (COL)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Go Soeda (JPN)...|
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Q. How about next match? Could be Nishikori from Japan or a Columbian, Giraldo. What are your expectations for next match?NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, look, you know, in the opening rounds, in the opening rounds, usually play...|
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|Ferrer, No. 8 seed Richard Gasquet and No. 9 James Blake who headlines the evening session.
Nadal, who meets Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo, needs a very strong performance in the desert to maintain any hope of passing Roger Federer for the No. 1 position in Miami.
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