Rafael Nadal made it through to the last 16 with victory over Italy’s Andreas Seppi at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Rafa won 6-3, 6-3 to set up a third-round contest against France’s Gilles Simon, who defeated Yuichi Sugita 7-6(3), 6-2.
After the match, Rafa said:
This is an event you only play once every four years so that makes the emotions even higher. I am enjoying on court at the same time not too much pressure from me. After two months not competing I don’t expect much. I just expect to enjoy the Olympic experience again and that’s what I am doing. (via ITF)
Rafa on why he’s playing men’s doubles and mixed doubles:
You never know if it’s the last Olympics for me, hopefully not. But it’s a possibility… (via Tennis Now)