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Result: Rafael Nadal through at Barcelona Open

World number one Rafael Nadal beats his fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos in round two of the Barcelona Open.

Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated his compatriot Albert Ramos 7-6 6-4 to reach the third round of the Barcelona Open this afternoon.

The world number one was forced into a tie-breaker after an evenly contested first set, which he claimed 7-2.

Ramos provided similar resistance during the second set and it appeared that another breaker was going to be required.

However, with the score 5-4 in his favour, Nadal broke crucially to book his place in the next round in just 60 seconds shy of two hours.

He will now take on Croatia's Ivan Dodig for a slot in the quarter-finals.

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