Rafael Nadal is logically qualified for the quarterfinals of Internationaux de France. The world No. 1 has left only four games to Serbian Dusan Lajovic (World 83rd) for their first face to face on the ATP circuit. He won in straight sets 6/1, 6/2, 6/1.
Eightfold winner of Roland Garros, Nadal will face compatriot David Ferrer, who defeated Kevin Anderson. “Against Ferrer in the quarterfinals, it will still be a very difficult game,” he said. This confrontation will be the third in a row between the two men at the Porte d’Auteuil (semi-final in 2012 and final in 2013). Rafael Nadal leads 21 wins to 6 in their direct confrontation on the circuit.