Nadal, to quarters with his triumph 90 in Roland Garros

Nadal solved his appointment against Argentina's Londero in 2h: 13 and a gap between the best eight for the 38th time in Grand Slams. Nishikori or Paire, his next rival.


With sun, heat and a lot of wind in the Philippe Chatrier, Rafa Nadal and solved without exception his appointment of Roland Garros round of 16 before the reborn Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero (25 years and 78º of the world), a debutante in majors that is going with his head high, near the top-50 and with a good economic injection to keep launching his career. The Spanish imposed his pace and won by 6-2, 6-3 and 6-3 in 2h: 13. It was his 90th victory in the tournament he has won 11 times, with which he reached for the 13th time the quarters, 38th among all the Grand Slams, leading the historical list in the first case and in the fourth place, now solo , which includes the four Grand Slams. There he gets ahead of the legendary Roy Emerson (37). For that round he expects a rival and will be the one that will come out of the duel between Kei Nishikori and Benoit Paire, two good players on the ground. The next game will be played on Tuesday.

The first set of Nadal was not as imperial as the one he played against Goffin on Friday, but the Spaniard approached the level of game he was looking for against an opponent who hit the ball hard but without the necessary precision nor the resources to half track to overflow to the number two of the world. The wind blew harder than other days and paled a bit the strong heat in Paris (32 º), but produced a movement of vibration in the spidercam cables with the consequent noise that was quite annoying. In the fifth game, with Nadal and 3-1 ahead, Londero had three broken balls and did not take advantage of them. That ended his threat in a partial in which he only won six points to the rest. The Manacor closed it with two aces.

In the beginning of the second set, a rioter caused a short break in the game until he was thrown off the track. El Topo, as they nicknamed Londero, took out to try to tie a game and did not fail. Although his pulse shuddered in his next turn and Nadal took another advantage that did not let go until the second quarter also scored. The tennis player of Jesus Maria did not want to sink the knee despite being far behind on the score and displayed again a ball of break in the third manga. He went to limbo and with it a large part of his options to extend the game to an opponent that sacked well (74% of points with first and 59% with seconds), placed 40 winning shots and committed 25 unforced errors. Later, Londero found the break he was looking for, but it did not help because he still had one more against him. But he enjoyed a few moments of glory and popular support in the center court of a Grand Slam against a big one, a gift he had earned.

Calendar and results of the men's Roland Garros.



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