Davis Cup: Rafael Nadal puts Spain on brink of victory

Spain lead Ukraine 2-0 in World Group play-off after the US Open champion thrashed Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-0, 6-0, 6-4.

updated: September 14, 2013 10:10 IST
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Paris: Rafael Nadal showed no hint of a US Open hangover as he crushed Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-0, 6-0, 6-4 to put Spain 2-0 up on Ukraine in their Davis Cup World Group play-off in Madrid on Friday.

The world number two and new US Open champion returned to action less than four days after securing a second success at Flushing Meadows, and a 13th Grand Slam in total.

Yet he showed no signs of fatigue as he mastered his favourite clay surface and in so doing inflicted a humiliating defeat on the world 92nd ranked player who dumped Roger Federer out of Wimbledon in July.

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