Tennis: Nadal is jubilant, he is accomplishing his big dream!

This Monday, Rafael Nadal had to fight to qualify for the round of 16 of the Masters 1000 in Madrid. Put to the test by the Argentinian Pedro Cachin, the Majorcan finally won in 3 sets (6-1, 6-7, 6-3), and also realized the great dream of the world number 91, proud of having played a match against his idol.

Rafael Nadal continues the adventure Madrid. At home, and especially after two very encouraging victories against Darwin Blanch et Alex De Minaur in just two sets, the 37-year-old legend experienced more difficulties this Monday against Pedro Cachin. Not quite recovered from his repeated injuries, Rafa had nevertheless started his meeting of the day perfectly.

Nadal put to the test this Monday in Madrid

Indeed, the Spaniard first scored a 6-1 from the start against the 29-year-old Argentinian, ranked 91st in the ATP. But Nadal will be surprised during the second set, won in the tie-break by Cachin (6-7). In a burst of pride worthy of the greatest sportsmen in history, the “Bull of Manacor” was able to make the difference in the 3rd set with a serious 6-3 to conclude the debates. If there is therefore the possibility of pursuing a great adventure at Madrid, Rafael Nadal also fulfilled one of his opponent’s big dreams this Monday. Indeed, and this was felt during the meeting, Pedro Cachin is a big fan of the Mallorcan.

“It’s a dream come true for me.”

After the match, the two men exchanged a few words at the net. “This is a dream come true for me, thank you. I don’t know what the protocol is, but can I ask you for a t-shirt? »then blurted out Pedro Cachin towards Nadal. Moments later, the 37-year-old did so by giving the Argentine a training jersey. A nice gesture from Nadal who will face Use Lehecka this Tuesday.

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