2006 FRENCH OPEN

4th Round

      RAFAEL NADAL v LLEYTON HEWITT

6-2, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Rafael Nadal remained undefeated at Roland Garros by finally beating Lleyton Hewitt.
The defending French Open champion, Nadal moved into the quarterfinals and extended his record clay-court winning streak to 57 matches by eliminating Hewitt on Monday.
Hewitt had won their three previous meetings, but those were all on hard courts, the most recent in January 2005.
It was a different story at Roland Garros, where Nadal improved to 11-0. He recoiled at the suggestion he's unbeatable on clay.
"I'm going to lose in this tournament, or the next, or the next," Nadal said. "Every match is difficult. Every match I can lose."
"I felt like I was hitting the ball well," said Hewitt, "but at the start he was smoking it, hitting heavy balls and I couldn't dictate.

But the Spaniard hasn't lost on clay since April 2005, and he moved closer to a showdown in the final Sunday against top-ranked Roger Federer.


 

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