Nadal also flies on grass

Nadal swept Sousa in an hour and 45 minutes to add his 70th victory on grass and go into the quarter-finals equaling his biggest beating in the tournament. His rival: Querrey.


Fully adapted, almost as if it were in Roland Garros, Rafa Nadal advances unstoppable in Wimbledon on a surface, the grass, in which the Balearic also flies when the physicist accompanies him and the talent does the rest. In this Crazy Monday of the British Grand Slam, the Spaniard passed over Joao Sousa, good friend of his who did not take pity to win by a triple 6-2 in just one hour and 45 minutes, his shortest match in this edition in which it equals the biggest beating of yours in the tournament (6-1, 6-3 and 6-2 to Millman in the first round of 2017). It was the 70th victory of the number two in the world on the grass, as the Argentines say, and with it he went into the quarterfinals of the tournament for the seventh time. His opponent will be an American: Querrey, who won his compatriot Sandgren by 6-4, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3) and 7-6 (5) .

Nadal returned to take off wonderfully, he moved with tremendous rapidity and hit the ball with a huge force, in the direction he wanted and with surgical precision (10 unforced errors). In the network he was also feline. Sousa started off timidly and paid for it, but when he wanted to be brave, he could not do anything beyond losing with dignity and avoiding humiliating donuts. It would even be said that the Spaniard raised his foot on the accelerator in some occasions so as not to make too much blood.

In the first set, Nadal only lost five points to the service; in the second one he even improved that record by conceding only two and winning 100% with second serves and in the third he took a 'breathe' and let out six (13 in total). He did not lose as well as against Tsonga, he did not need to impose his pace. Although he took the game very close. Both the drive and the backhand crossed him at will, all the mechanisms worked with an intimidating perfection for his rivals. It does not seem to have brake until I got the high mountain with Federer and who knows if Djokovic.



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