World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has reached the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters after defeating Pablo Cuevas in three sets on Thursday.
Rafa needed two hours and 20 minutes to overcome his opponent 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3. His knee was bothering him again so he needed to receive a medical treatment after the second set. As you know our champ had his right knee taped during a Shanghai Masters final which also saw him pull out of Basel.
Rafa will face Filip Krajinovic in the next round of the competition.
After the match, Rafa said:
I didn’t expect to win fast. It was a very difficult match, Pablo is a very good player.
I don’t worry to play tomorrow at 3.30 pm. The rest is not a problem for me. It’s always hard playing someone for the first time, but I will do my best (against Krajinovic).
I don’t want to talk about the knee, but about the quarter final. I am in the most important city of my life, I am not taking risks, I just play.