World number one Rafael Nadal secured his place in the second week of Wimbledon with a four-set win over Mikhail Kukushkin, 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. Our champ will face the winner of the match between Nick Kyrgios and Jiri Vesely in the last 16.
“I am very happy to be in the second week after two years of losing in the first and second round. The body is fine. The court is a little more slippery in the first week. My physical performance looks good and that’s the most important thing for me. I’ve finished all my matches playing better than the start.”
“Kukushkin played very aggressive and I made a few mistakes with his second serve. I made some unforced errors. That took us to a tie-break and in that I didn’t serve my best,” said Rafa.
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