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Nadal cruises, Murray advances on WD

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Defending champion Rafael Nadal cruised past Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil 6-1, 6-2 to reach the third round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.

Top-seeded Andy Murray also advanced, but without having to play as Bernard Tomic withdrew before their second-round match because of a lower back injury.

Nadal, making his debut at the newly named "Rafa Nadal" center court in Barcelona, had a slow start to the second set against the 69th-ranked Brazilian, but recovered by winning the final six games to secure the victory.

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2017 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Murray 11,690
2 N. Djokovic 8,085
3 S. Wawrinka 5,695
4 R. Federer 5,125
5 R. Nadal 4,235
6 M. Raonic 4,165
7 K. Nishikori 4,010
8 M. Cilic 3,565
9 D. Thiem 3,385
10 D. Goffin 2,975
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2017 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 7,010
2 A. Kerber 6,925
3 K. Pliskova 6,020
4 D. Cibulkova 5,065
5 S. Halep 5,021
6 G. Muguruza 4,691
7 J. Konta 4,330
8 A. Radwanska 4,205
9 S. Kuznetsova 4,025
10 M. Keys 3,857
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