Top seed Rafael Nadal beat Jiri Vesely in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Hamburg Open. Rafa won 6-4, 7-6 (2) in two hours and 11 minutes.
After the match, Rafa said: “I think I played a good match. Something that I am proud of today, very happy with, is my attitude and I’m very happy with the way that I played. I just need a little bit more consistency.”
Our champ will next meet Pablo Cuevas on Friday for a place in the semi-finals. The Uruguayan beat Jerzy Janowicz 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Rafa won in three sets when the pair met in February in Rio de Janeiro.