2008 PACIFIC LIFE OPEN
RAFAEL NADAL v JAMES BLAKE
7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Nadal avenged his 3 previous losses to James Blake by beating James Blake for the 1st time in the quarterfinals at the Pacific Life Open.
The second-seeded Spaniard broke in the eighth game of the third set, when the American over-hit a forehand, before serving out to seal victory in a contest lasting just over two hours.
Nadal, who clinched the final point with an ace, dropped to his knees while filling with joy and relief.