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. 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.