Rafael Nadal earned his 90th victory in 92 matches at the French Open on Sunday afternoon, beating Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Londero 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals on the Parisian clay for the 13th time in his career. Also, it is a 38th Grand Slam quarterfinal for our champ.
The King of Clay has only been defeated twice in his French Open career and the 78th-ranked Londero never looked like becoming the third man to achieve the feat.
After the match, Rafa said:
I am very happy. Juan is a very good player so I congratulate him and his team.
It’s an incredible feeling to be in another quarterfinal at this tournament which has been the most special of my career.
The defending champion next faces either Kei Nishikori or Benoit Paire on Court Philippe Chatrier for a place in the last 4 as he looks to land his 18th Grand Slam title. He has won 10 of his 12 matches against the Japanese, and all four against the Frenchman.