[Yahoo] Nadal runs win streak on clay to 31 (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-21-2005, 06:46 PM
French Open champion Rafael Nadal extended his winning streak on clay to 31 matches Thursday, beating doubles partner Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2 in the third round of the Mercedes Cup. The top-seeded Nadal, cheered nonstop by 5,500 spectators, needed three match points to finish his Spanish countryman and reach the quarterfinals.