World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is safely into the fourth round of Wimbledon 2018 after victory over Australian teenager Alex De Minaur in straight sets on Saturday, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. It was Rafa’s 15th straight victory and his 31st in 33 total matches.
With today’s win Rafa guaranteed that he will remain atop the ATP Rankings when the next standings are published on 16 July.
After the match, Rafa said:
A positive match against a player with a lot of energy, some tough moments.
Playing in front of very important people from sport around the world is always a big honour, we talk the same language and it’s great to have all these people.
I am just happy to be in the fourth round again. I’ll go and watch some football – England, it’s coming home or not?!
Our champ will play either Jiri Vesely or Fabio Fognini in the next round.
Sources: BBC, ATP World Tour