Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez advanced to the Olympic men’s tennis doubles quarterfinals after defeating Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro and Maximo Gonzalez, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 on Monday night.
They looked delighted with the win and one more victory will see the Spanish guaranteed a medal match.
After the match, Rafa said:
It was a long match with a lot of tension for a lot of moments.
All the matches are tough, I play with high emotions here and that makes the matches tougher physically, especially for me with two months without competing and not practicing much, but I’m enjoying every single moment and I’m happy. (via ITF)
The No. 6 seeds in the men’s doubles event will next meet Austrians Oliver Marach and Alexander Peya, who defeated Brian Baker and Rajeev Ram in three sets.
VAMOS RAFA & MARC!