Rafael Nadal made a comfortable start to his quest for a third Madrid Masters title on Wednesday but Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka slumped to a shock exit.
Spanish player Rafael Nadal serves against French player Benoit Paire during their tennis match at the Madrid Masters at the Magic Box (Caja Magica) sports complex in Madrid on May 8, 2013. Nadal won the match 6-3, 6-4.
Nadal eased past Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 and will next face either compatriot Nicolas Almagro or Mikhail Youzhny of Russia for a place in the quarter-finals.
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