Rafael Nadal was emotional on court after seeing off Russian Khachanov, who had forced his way back into the match by taking the third set.
It is a very special week for me, every time I am able to play here is a very special thing. I played against a great player and a good friend on tour, it has been my best match since I came back. I have been going through some very tough times the last year and a half but for me nights like today mean everything, that is a lot of energy in my pocket to keep going. I am super happy, thank you very much everybody.Rafa Nadal