Nadal takes on Gimeno-Traver in second VTR Open match

Rafa will win another in a heartbeat. Yes, I just know in my heart that he will. 🙂 Vamos Rafa!

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The comeback continues on Friday, when Rafael Nadal returns to action in Vina del Mar. Nadal will be going up against Daniel Gimeno-Traver during quarterfinal action.

Rafael Nadal will be back on his clay-court stomping grounds when he battles Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the quarterfinals of the VTR Open on Friday evening.

This is the second career meeting between the two Spaniards, who are separated by just one year in age (Gimeno-Traver is 27 and Nadal 26). Their only previous encounter came at the 2011 Barcelona event, where Nadal rolled 6-1, 6-1.

Gimeno-Traver, however, is playing fine tennis at the moment. The underdog registers just 12 spots off his career-high at No. 64 in the world and he is in good shape to make a return trip to the Top 60 on Monday (he lost in the Vina del Mar opening round last year). Gimeno-Traver, seeded seventh, earned his spot in…

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