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TENNIS: Nadal breaks McEnroe’s 34-year-old set record

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World number one Rafael Nadal made it to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open with a victory that broke John McEnroe’s 34-year-old record for successive set wins on a single surface.

31-year-old Nadal beat Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 on clay to take his winning streak to 50 sets in a row.

His 50 sets have included tournament wins in Barcelona, Monte Carlo and last year’s French Open.

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American McEnroe’s 49-set winning run came on carpet in 1984.

Nadal will play Austria’s Dominic Thiem on Friday for a place in the last four.

The Spaniard is looking for a sixth Madrid Open title.

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