Nadal advances in madrid open, jabeur advocates for women’s equality.

Rafael Nadal showcased his resilience at the Madrid Open, extending his stay with a hard-fought victory over Argentina’s Pedro Cachin. Despite a challenging three-hour battle, Nadal emerged victorious with a 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 win, emphasizing his determination to “keep dreaming” as he continues to compete in his home tournament before retirement.

Reflecting on his performance, Nadal acknowledged the ups and downs of the match but expressed satisfaction with his ability to navigate through. Looking ahead to his next challenge against Jiri Lehecka, Nadal remains focused on giving his best despite physical limitations that have restricted his play this season.

Meanwhile, Tunisian player Ons Jabeur highlighted disparities in treatment between male and female players at European tournaments. Speaking out against gender bias, Jabeur stressed the importance of equal opportunities for women in tennis, citing issues such as access to practice courts and television coverage.

In the women’s singles, top-seeded Iga Swiatek and Madison Keys advanced to the quarter-finals with impressive performances. Swiatek’s dominant victory over Sara Sorribes Tormo sets up a clash with Brazilian player Beatriz Haddad Maia, while Keys secured a hard-fought win against Coco Gauff.

Young talent Mirra Andreeva celebrated her 17th birthday with a notable victory over Jasmine Paolini, earning her a spot in the quarter-finals. Andreeva will face Aryna Sabalenka, setting the stage for an exciting rematch.

As the Madrid Open progresses, both veterans and rising stars alike are demonstrating their skill and determination on the court, captivating audiences with thrilling matches and advocating for equality in the sport.