Rafa Nadal cruises past Sergiy Stakhovsky in Montreal

Rafa Nadal cruises past Sergiy Stakhovsky in Montreal
By Eurosport

12/08/2015 at 23:12Updated 13/08/2015 at 10:11

Spain's Rafa Nadal came through his opening match at the Montreal Masters in straight sets.

The seventh seed had a bye in the opening round, and at first was matched blow for blow by Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky.

But after coming through a tie-break to claim the opening set, Nadal wrapped up the match in relative comfort to win 7-6(4) 6-3.

Next up Nadal will face Russia's Mikhail Youzhny, who beat ninth seed Gilles Simon 6-1 6-4.

Fourth seed Kei Nishikori, winner in Washington at the weekend, also made it safely through, beating Pablo Andujar of Spain 6-3 6-3.

Montreal Masters Round 2 Results

7-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) 7-6(4) 6-3

Jack Sock (U.S.) beat 14-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 5-7 7-6(5) 7-5

Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-2

4-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Pablo Andujar (Spain) 6-3 6-3

Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) beat 9-Gilles Simon (France) 6-1 6-4