The defending champion Rafael Nadal has once again confirmed his place in the French Open quarterfinals. It became the 14th last eight appear at Roland Garros in his career. While Spaniard won his four matches without losing a single set, he just dropped 23 games.
In between huge expectations, Nadal met his fan opponent Sebastian Korda on Sunday for his fourth-round match. However, the world number two concluded this match as his previous Philippe-Chatrier matches without any pressure.
After a comfortable victory against a 20-years-old American, the Spanish star said at the post-match interview, “I’m in quarterfinals without losing a set and having very positive scores. So I can’t complain at all. So happy about that. What I have to improve, I don’t know. I am doing a lot of things well, I think.”
Rafa continued, “I cannot say that the quarterfinals I feel less pressure now because I am in quarterfinals. I feel probably exactly the same. I’m just focused on what I am doing and trying to play better every single day, and that’s it. I will not say it that way.”
“Difficult To Play A Fantastic Match”: Rafael Nadal
While today, Nadal’s play was affected by heavy wind and mud, he is blissful about his on-court performance. And 12 times event champion overcame a qualifier by a scoreline of (6-1, 6-1, 6-2).
Additionally, Nadal expressed, “I am quite happy about the way that I am playing & the practices I am feeling every time a little bit better & better. Today the conditions out there have been so difficult to play a fantastic match, have been impossible b/c the wind was very high. I am very happy.”
Speaking about this year’s Roland Garros weather, Spaniard anticipated, “With these conditions out there, with that wind, it’s unpredictable what the ball can do. So we need to be ready, and just you need to be quick enough mentally and physically to have the right answer when the ball is moving every single way, no?”