“Each Match Is a Struggle, a Challenge”: Rafael Nadal After Qualifying Round Of 16 at French Open 2020



While Rafael Nadal has effectively defeated his opponents in the French Open 2020 till now, the Spaniard still believes that he has not been able to dominate his opponent on the court. After a comfortable win against Italian Stefano Travaglia in the third round, Nadal still does not think that he was overwhelming him.

In the press conference after the match, Nadal said, “I go on the short run day in and day out, knowing that I can lose. When I can win, I try to win, and today I played against an opponent who was playing very well, who had a perfect tournament in Rome and two outstanding games against Andujar and Nishikori.”


“I Don’t Have The Feeling Of Dominating”- Nadal

Moreover, Nadal also added, “I totally respect this opponent. And when I go on court, I go there to play my best tennis. But I don’t have the feeling of dominating. Of course, the results are what they are. But the reality is another story; each match is a struggle, a challenge.”

Additionally, Nadal defeated Travaglia by 6-1 6-4 and 6-0. Now he will face American tennis player Sebastian Korda on Sunday.


The 12-times Grand Slam winner at the Roland Garros will now look to win another title in Paris. Moreover, he will also tie with  Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams with this title. Additionally, along with Rafael Nadal, the US Open 2020 champion Dominic Thiem also made in into the last 16. 

The world number two has played amazing games in the French Open 2020. Additionally, coming into the tournament, the Spaniard lost the Italian Open 2020.

However, the former world number one is still the favorite to win the tournament. Other than Nadal, the other favorites to win the tournament are Dominic Thiem and world number one Novak Djokovic.

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