Rafael Nadal cruised to victory in his first match since clinching a return to world number one while Alexander Zverev’s 10-match win streak was halted at the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters. Nadal, a 15-time Grand Slam champion who captured his 10th French Open crown in June, defeated Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4, improving to 15-0 in ATP matches against the Frenchman.
Gasquet hasn’t taken a set off the 31-year-old Spaniard in 10 consecutive meetings since doing so at Toronto in 2008. Nadal was assured overtaking Britain’s injured Andy Murray atop the rankings next week when Roger Federer withdrew Monday from Cincinnati …read more
Source: Daily News & Analysis