Rafael Nadal makes manner into 14th Roland Garros quarter-final


Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts throughout his males’s singles third spherical tennis match in opposition to Italy’s Stefano Travaglia on the Philippe Chatrier court docket on Day 6 of The Roland Garros 2020 French Open tennis match in Paris on October 2, 2020. — AFP/FilesPARIS: Rafael Nadal has reached  the Roland Garros quarter-finals for the 14th time on Sunday as  he defeated  American qualifier Sebastian Korda 6-1, 6-1, 6-2,   staying comfortably on the right track for a 13th French Open title and record-equalling 20th Grand Slam crown.Second seed Nadal racked up his 97th win on the match in opposition to simply two defeats since his title-winning debut in 2005.He goes on to face both German sixth seed Alexander Zverev or Italian teenager Jannik Sinner in what will likely be his 42nd profession look within the final eight of a Grand Slam.Korda, the world quantity 213 and son of 1998 Australian Open champion and 1992 Roland Garros runner-up Petr Korda, by no means actually recovered from slipping rapidly to a 5-Zero deficit within the first set.The 20-year-old, who was so in awe of Nadal when he was rising up that he named his cat after the Spaniard, had the comfort of breaking serve as soon as within the third set.However, it was a quick respite as 34-year-old Nadal swept into the final eight with out dropping a set and together with his opponent left to rue 48 unforced errors on a cold, blustery day within the French capital.”It was a good performance and I am happy with that,” stated Nadal. “But Sebastian will be a great player in the future, it’s impressive to see him hit the ball so well.”