22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal reached the third round of Wimbledon by beating Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Thursday.
The victory means our champ has now won 307 Grand Slam singles matches. Only Roger Federer (369), Serena Williams (365) and Novak Djokovic (329) have won more.
“Every day is a challenge. All opponents are difficult and you are playing the best players of the world and in these conditions – I didn’t play much on grass in three years.
“It gives me the chance to keep going, so very happy for that.
“I need to improve. The fourth set was much better – a good level of tennis, the serve worked much better and I was able to play more aggressive with the forehand. In the beginning I was making too many mistakes.
“I have to keep working, be humble, even when things are not going well.”
Rafa will play Italian Loerenzo Sonego, the No 27 seed, next.
All the best to third round
Wow Rafa has the least number of matches on Slams and yet he has the most numbers of Grand Slams.. hmm…Not too bad! Hahahaha But Rafa needs to up his games 3notches more to win this tournament and he knows what’s at stake although he doesn’t care too much about records. Seriously Rafa fans care!🏆💪
Rafa should win this year’s Wimbledon final, there may be different opinion, that’s natural,thanks,my heartfelt prayers.
Rafa taking it easy this is a good thing – he will get there I am sure also good to have 4 sets more practice is what he needs – great game played well when he needed to – go for it!!!!!
Vamos Rafa! Stay healthy and focus on your service.All the Best for 3Rd round
The positive thing is that Rafa is into the third round. He finished with much more confidence and that is a great sign that he is adapting to grad. Little lapse in the third, wishing him the best in the next round. 🍀🍀🍀🍀
Congrats, Rafa. Keep working, and stay healthy and confident👏💪👍🤛🍀🎾❤️
For sure Rafa needs to improve for Saturday. Sonego is no joke. I did think Rafa’s first serve looked really good- 11 or 12 aces. But his second serve is not getting the results Rafa is used to. He finally got the forehand to come around but he was really having a problems with it for three sets.
I think Rafa is being careful moving around on grass which is smart.
Come on its time to improve your game. Vamos Rafa and good luck for sonego
Still a lot of work to do. Keep it up Rafa and than all the best for saturday❤️