Rafael Nadal got a break midway through the fifth set and held onto it, defeating Robin Haase 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.
Nadal never seemed discouraged, and actually seemed to be relishing the second round challenge.
For a five set match, this was awfully quick. Only two hours and 25 minutes. Thats less than a quarter of the time the Isner-Mahut match lasted. I really have to learn not to ever compare anything to Isner-Mahut, but this was still quick by most any measure.
Nadal next faces the winner of the ongoing Philipp Petzschner-Lukasz Kubot battle.