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.