Rafael Nadal has had it very easy in the first two matches, winning in straight sets in both the matches. While he defeated Gusta within an hour, he easily made it past against the Serbian player Lajovic by beating him 6-1 6-3. Additionally, the 19-times Grand Slam winner has made it into the quarter-finals of the Italian Open.
While the Spaniard has shown amazing form in the first two games, he still believes that things can be improved. Meanwhile, Nadal is also preparing for the upcoming tournaments, with French Open just around the corner.
He said, “I played at I think a very positive level of tennis. Of course, it needs to keep improving. I need to keep working on a couple of things that are are not coming automatically. But I cannot ask for more.”
“It is An Important Victory For Me After Such A Long Time”- Nadal
Besides, the defending champion also mentioned, “It was another great evening for me against another good opponent. Can’t complain at all. Perhaps, it was much better than I expected. The first set was 6-1, but a super tough beginning of the match. A lot of good points. I am very happy. It is an important victory for me after such a long time. To start the tournament with these two victories is great news.”
Now, Nadal will play against the Argentine player Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals of the tournament. Additionally, Schwartzman is eighth-seeded in the event. Besides, both have faced each other a total of nine times, and Nadal has won all of them.
While Nadal would like to defeat Schwartzman this time too, the Argentine would try to turn the tables and win the match. In addition to this, if Nadal is able to defend his title in Rome, it would be the 10th time that he will conquer Italy. Additionally, it would also mean that he will have his 36th Masters title in his tennis career.