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.