Nadal steamrolls Sweeting at Indian Wells

Updated: 15 March 2011 10:45 IST

World number one Rafael Nadal steamrolled Ryan Sweeting 6-3, 6-1 in the third round of the 4.5 million dollar ATP Masters 1000 event on Monday.

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World number one Rafael Nadal steamrolled Ryan Sweeting 6-3, 6-1 in the third round of the 4.5 million dollar ATP Masters 1000 event on Monday.

Nadal, who took time off earlier this year to recover from a left thigh injury, used a variety of precision serves, thundering forehands and crisp volleys to wear Sweeting down in the 68-minute centre court match.

Sweeting committed four double faults and handed Nadal the victory on a platter when the American double faulted on the first match point.

Spaniard Nadal advances to the fourth round where he will face either Xavier Malisse of Belgium or India's Somdev Devvarman.

Topics : Rafael Nadal Ryan Sweeting Tennis
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