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Nadal on to fourth round at Wimbledon

June 28, 2008 at 6:06 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, June 28 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Rafael Nadal beat Nicolas Kiefer 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 in a men's third-round match Saturday at the Wimbledon Championships in London.

The 22-year-old Spaniard won for the 52nd time this season by seizing control after struggling to capture the first set against his 27th-seeded German foe.

"I was a little bit nervous because for me it was important to finish the match," Nadal said. "And, well, lucky for me later I played a good game (to win the match)."

Also Saturday, eighth-seeded Richard Gasquet topped Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-3, 3-6 (3-7), 6-3; No. 17 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia topped No. 16 Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3; and unseeded Marin Cilic of Croatia knocked off No. 14 seed Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).

Other winners were 12th-seeded Andy Murray, Rainer Schuettler, Arnaud Clement and the 25th seed, Dmitry Tursunov of Russia.

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