Twelve-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal raced into the quarter-finals with a straight-set victory against American qualifier Sebastian Korda. Our champ took the match 6-1 6-1 6-2.
“Sebastian will have a really bright future, such a great player and only 20 years old,” said Rafa, of a player who calls him an inspiration.
“It is a real honour. All of our generation try hard to be passionate, play every single day at our best, and if that is an inspiration for the younger generation, that is good.”
He will face the winner of Alexander Zverev versus Jannik Sinner next.
BRAVO, IMPECABLE, COMO SIEMPRE, ENHORABUENA Y ADELANTE!!!!
I pray and hope Rafa wins but I can’t watch. It’s very often that I am just too nervous to watch him play. Today …… whatever little I e seen is certainly not his best but as long as he gets through …….
Good effort from Sinner but it’s time to TURN UP THE HEAT RAFA!!!
1 Down … 2 To Go!.
Phew, thst was close! Mimi Lau, i was too nervous to enjoy the first set.
😂 I understand Lorna, try your best, I am trying very hard, nerve racking at some moments 😱 Jannik is so talented, not easy to put away, one more set to go hopefully🤞
BTW you are more accurate than me👍
Rafa finally get tested well by Jannik! Rafa made us nervous the first two sets, but I am glad somehow he still managed to win in straight sets🙏
Rest well and then get ready for Diego next Rafa ❤️ Vamos💪
Ah finally my heart is beating again
He is a monster, a legend, a true champion
Once again, I can not see the match with Rafael Nadal. I Don’t know why. He is the one tennis player I can not see playing. Can someone help me find a solution, please.
Sorry to hear that, Magali. FYI., Rafa is up two sets and a break in the third set.
Rafa won in straight sets!
Sinner is hitting hard and rushing Rafa into errors. Looks like that’s his strategy
It’s now 10.45pm local time. Any predictions as to what time Rafa’s match will finish?
Ok. I’d say 1.30am
👌 Lorna. Enjoy the match!
Perfect prediction, Lorna 👏👏👏
I would like Lorna to give me some lotto numbers please.😀
It’s not looking too good for Rafa, I’m afraid. I’m sure he would have preferred Thiem to win instead. Just too bad that D.S won…..it’s a bad omen.
Rafa may just implode against Sinner in order to avoid playing Diego the 2nd time in 3 wks. It would be a huge shame if Rafa were to lose the 2nd time.
Let’s see the unexpected implosion against Sinner.
But as always…….cheers
Congratulations to Diego – a well deserved victory. So nice to see the genuine friendship and respect on display between both players at the end of the match.
Vamos Rafa, 3 sets in a row please. And fast…
Wow!!! Congrats to Diego Schwartzman with a 5 set victory over Dominic Thiem…
Tremendous accomplishment and now Diego will play in his first Grand Slam semi final of his career…
Late night for Rafa…. Let’s hope he can take him in 3 straight!
Let’s hope the late night won’t be a repeat of the Wimbledon situation where he and Djokovic had the match stopped and had to finish the next day.
I’ve been thinking of that, too, although this will be so late that it might start even later the Wimbledon curfew time.
RR and jas_uk, that one still hurt 😔
What a match, so thrilled for Diego! However I’m less than thrilled about the late start for Rafa. Tomorrow’s schedule is out and Rafa-Jannik isn’t on it, so currently they are expected to play tonight.
Congratulations to Diego👏
Most likely he will meet Rafa next!🤞
Good luck to Rafa against Jannik🍀🎾❤️