PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Maximilian Marterer, advances to 2018 French Open quarters

Just one day after his 32nd birthday, Rafael Nadal continued to dominate at the French Open, posting a 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4) victory over Maximilian Marterer in two and a half hours on Monday afternoon. Our champ has recorded the 900th singles match win of his career.

Rafa will now play Diego Schwartzman for a place in the semifinals. The Argentinian player came from two sets down to beat world No. 6 Kevin Anderson 1-6, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6(7), 6-2.ย Anderson twice served for the match, at 5-4 in the third and fourth sets.

Today’s win put our champ into his 12th Roland Garros quarterfinals, tying him with Novak Djokovic at the top of the list for most French Open quarterfinals appearances in the Open Era.

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22 thoughts on “PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Maximilian Marterer, advances to 2018 French Open quarters

  1. Rafan

    Hmm………. schawartzman! I was praying for Anderson to reach quarter final. Anyway hope he doesn’t tire Rafa a lot. Congrats for reaching quarters and good luck for the next match. Only three more to go. You can do it๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

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  2. Elaine Crowder

    Congratulations Rafa for getting into the quarter finals.

    All the best for next game,

    Love and prayers,

    AlaineXXSydneyXXAustraliaXX

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  3. Ana Marรญa your biggest fan

    Rafa congratulations in your win vamossssssssssssssss champ to the finals .fantastic mutch love your fans ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ๐Ÿ†

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  4. Jean Sober

    No highlights, no info on game stats (serve percentage etc)? All way more relevant than the 900th win stat. If he beats Schwartzman it is either high tower DelPo, a dangerous in form opponent, or Cilic, who I consider almost as dangerous, especially against Rafa, and a very annoying type of player who has this sad tendency to play worse in finals against Roger. Something that cannot be said of DelPo.

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  5. Margo

    Good match to Rafa. Happy to see you in another quarter-final.

    Good luck against Diego who has been practicing at the RN Academy with Rafa and has improved. I hope they have a great competitive quarter-final.

    RAFA ROCKS FOR SURE

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  6. PUMA

    H2H says Rafa 5 Schwart.. 0 but he has always exhausted Rafa. The way he overturned the match around against Andersen shows how dangerous he is as he has nothing to loose and he will fight like mad against Rafa, as he always does. I hope Rafa will be supervigilant against him.

    Wamos Rafa you are the best.

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  7. Michele

    First time I have seen Rafa get TWO time violation warnings, and it worked.

    I have been a Rafa fan since I saw him play at 16 or 17 yrs old in Monte Carlo, but it has to be said that he should have been checked years ago, when he first started taking so long between points. Now it seems to be a terrible habit he’s got into, and much harder to break.

    Just hope he will have it under control by the time the US Open comes round, with the shot clock.

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    1. Barry siegel

      Time violations are ridiculous server should be able to play at his own pace since many matches take four hours or more what does a few seconds mean

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    2. va4favre

      I think I saw it once before. I want to say in the Rio Olympics. Does anyone else remember that? Congrats to Rafa on his 900th win! What an incredible record.

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    3. Lorna

      With the shot clock in place, any time violations will be clear for everyone to see. I donโ€™t think it will be a problem for Rafa, as he will adjust his idiosyncrasies so that he serves within the allotted time. The same goes for Novak with his ball bouncing.

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  8. Fan love

    VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SOLID & MIGHTY EXTRAORDINARY VICTORY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ENJOY YOUR FANTASTIC WIN AND HAVE LOTS OF FUN CELEBRATING WITH YOUR LOVED ONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VERY HAPPY FOR YOU DEAR RAFA & SO THRILLED TO SEE YOUR IMPRESSIVE POINT BY POINT BEAUTIFUL TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) HAVE A BEAUTIFUL EVENING & A BEAUTIFUL WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) YOUR ACES AND BRIGHT SERVE & FEISTY COMMAND AND SPEED AND REACH AND COURT COVERAGE AND BRILLIANT AGGRESSIVE RETURNS AND CREATIVE SHORT BALLS AND MIGHTY VOLLEYS ARE ALL SIMPLY OUTSTANDING SWEETHEART AND SUCH JOY TO WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) ALL FOR FUN AND PASSION FILLED MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WI…….WI……WI……& CI……CI……CI…….I ESPECIALLY LOVED HOW YOUR PRECIOUS FOCUS IS ALL THERE….DETERMINED…..PASSIONATE…….EAGER ……AND ABOVE ALL SO INTUITIVE AND KINDLY READY FULLED WITH YOUR MASTERFUL TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) KUDOS & VAMOS SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) BRAVO MONSIEUR CHAMP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) SENDING LOTS OF LOVE & HAPPINESS & VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

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  9. elsa f wagner

    Congrats, well done Rafa! Good luck to the next one….we love โค๏ธu ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  10. Amelia Chilleron Hellin

    Enhorabuena!!!…bien jugado…a pesar d k no conocias a tu contirincante…
    Te veo muy muy bien…fenomenal…adelante…estamos contigo….

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  11. Mia

    Well done Rafa . I look forward to your next game . Have a good rest , and recovery and practice. All the best for your next match vs Diego . You can do this !

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  12. Rafantastic

    Congrats Rafa ๐Ÿค—โ˜€๏ธ Good luck in the quaterfinal finals โค๏ธ๐Ÿ€

    VAMOS CHAMP! ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  13. Susie

    Fantastic match and another straight sets win for Rafa. However he was pushed at times and I have to say I was impressed by the 22 year old Maximilian Marterer. He just played the match with none of the dramatics we’ve got used to recently. One to watch for the futre hopefully but more importantly, Rafa is in the quarter finals – again.

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