translated from Spanish: Rafael Nadal ended the dream of Guido Pella in the Monte Carlo Masters

If there was someone who could finally break the great spate of Guido Pella in the 2019 was the best player in history in clay, but even so, Rafael Nadal had to sweat to defeat Argentina in two sets (7-6, 6-3) to get into semifinals of one of his favorite tournaments. In a first set to remember, the Bahia Blanca had an advantage of 1-4 and came to be 6-5 and serve to close the set, but the Spanish extruded sheet 11-time winner in Monte Carlo and was able to take the partial the break tie where it imposed forcefully by 7 to 1.
In the second, Nadal was more firm with its service and two breaks you could settle the match in 1 hour and 22 minutes of play, which turned out to be the most labor-intensive victory of Rafa in quarter-final in more than three years, and also for the first time in two seasons a player could cornering him at the tie break. The bitter taste of defeat for Pella must pass quickly and will have to make the summary of a tournament that could achieve to be among the best eight Masters 1000 on his career and which could be part of the party his rival. In a 2019 where he managed his first title (Saint Paul), the Outlook for the bahiense is more than encouraging. The continuity of the Monte Carlo tournament will have a semi-final composed by Medvedev, that was loaded to Djokovic in quarters, playing before Lajovic, while Nadal awaits the winner of Coric and Fognini.

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