Vulnerable? Bad back? Nadal keeps winning in Paris
Jun 2, 2014 6:34 PM -
Maybe, just maybe, Rafael Nadal was a tad vulnerable, the thinking went before this French Open. Well, leave it to the eight-time French Open champion's upcoming quarterfinal opponent -- 2013 runner-up David Ferrer, one of the men who beat Nadal on clay this spring -- to set the record straight. "Rafael," Ferrer said, "is always the favorite." Nadal certainly looked the part in the fourth round Monday, when he won 18 points in a row during one stretch en route to beating 83rd-ranked Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 for a record 32nd consecutive victory at the French Open.