PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal storms into Wimbledon quarterfinals with victory over Joao Sousa

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has secured his place in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon after defeating Joao Sousa in straight sets on Centre Court. He took control of the match from the start and did not allow Sousa to impose himself in a 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 victory.

Rafa struck 30 winners to only 10 unforced errors, and he did not face a break point in the match, winning more than 78 per cent of his service points. His grass court win-loss record is now 70-19, and 52-11 at The Championships.

Rafa will now face either Sam Querrey or Tennys Sandgren in the last eight on Wednesday.

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19 comments

  1. Great job Rafa. THREE MORE TO GO. Now into the quarterfinals. You’ve passed the halfway mark.

    Happy about these last two easy wins after his tough battle in the second. Hopefully Rafa is playing so well he just makes it look easy. I thought Sousa would be more competitive after the build-up Rafa gave him prior to the match. He always talks well about his next opponent but I found his remarks about Sousa extra complimentary.

    RAFA ROCKS

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  2. Congratulations Rafa ,another fantastic performance,a job well don again vamossssssssss champ good luck💪😘❤️🎾💪😘❤️🎾💪😘❤️👍🌎

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    • Bravo Rafa 😀 I was out today so couldn t go to a bar to see the match on Eurosport 😐 want to on Weds. ☺ I hoped it would .be an easy win. He must be pleased for Bautista Espana 😀 shame Verdasco 😕 he is my second pin- up after Rafael 😘 our Paire out 😕 no more French players in. In Porto Cristo where he lives this week they have las Fiestas de Carme , a local festival with music 🎶 and Flamenco dance , I wrote that they must be celebrating and toasting Nadal 😃🍷🍻 their local celebrity , it goes on until July 21 st. Fiona in Paris

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  3. You can‘t start better into a second week of a Grand-Slam like this. Well done champ.

    All the best for wednesday. Vamos Rafa ❤

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  4. VAMOS SWEETHEART WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!:) CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SOLID STRONG BRILLIANT VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) ENJOY EVERYTHING SWEETHEART AND CELEBRATE YOUR PRECIOUS WIN WITH YOUR LOVED ONES!!!!!!!!:) HAVE AA GREAT HAPPY NIGHT AND A BEAUTIFUL WEEK!!!!:) VAMOS SWEETHEART EVERYTHING YOU DID WAS BRIGHT AND MOST IMPRESSIVE!!!!!!!:) YOU ARE A NATURAL ON GRASS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):) TENNIS GENIUS ON ALL SURFACES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) VAMS AND ENJOY YOUR PRECIOUS COURT COMMAND AND ALL YOUR EXTRAORDINARY MAGICAL COURT PRESENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO KEEP SMILING !!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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  5. He played really well and Sousa didnt do a lot wrong. He was dominant in all aspects of his game tho did throw in some doubles when not under pressure which might cause him concern

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  6. Congratulations Rafa, another fantastic performance, a job well done again👏😁
    So thrilled you finished the match in straight sets to save energy for the next round👍
    All the best and Vamos💪❤️

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  7. Very very unfortunately I can’t watch the matches but was listening to live commentary. What I heard made my heart soar and I thought this is how I had seen Rafa play years ago – vintage Rafa.
    Pray that he continues in this way no matter who the opponent is.

    Cmon Rafa – love you 😍

    VAMOS 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

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  8. Congratulations Rafa
    Sam Querry Get Ready to suffer
    Great Play and Ominous signs for us Rafans… Waiting from last 9 brutal years for 3rd trophy… God please no more heartbreaks… Vamos Rafa
    Good luck for quarters

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