Nadal trample Sousa to access the rooms of Wimbledon


To the sound of good music. "The Big Three" sounds good at Wimbledon. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer they have gone to the quarterfinals of the tournament with a new exhibition. The number two against Portuguese Joao Sousa (6-2, 6-2 and 6-2), the champion against the French rookie Ugo Umbert (6-3, 6-2, 6-3) and 'The boss' eliminating the Italian Matteo Berrettini (6-1, 6-2 and 6-3). The three seem ready to give the best concert.

Nadal has entered the court with the direct start from the first point. In 14 minutes he was 4-0 and had only missed two points. Sousa has not had time to acclimatise to a scenario that the Portuguese tennis player stepped on for the first time, accustomed to playing on the courts outside the center.

Hard to follow

Sousa was aware that he was on that stage because on the other side of the net his opponent was the number 2 world champion, two times champion of Wimbledon (2008 and 2010), winner of 51 matches on that grass, which has an almost fixed position next to Federer Y Djokovic. And on the track he showed that not only is it a matter of record, Nadal played a difficult music to follow for Sousa (69 world).

In half an hour Sousa he had given the first set and in 1 hour and 48 minutes he had dismissed having played, possibly, the best tournament of his life but having won only six games in his last game. Nadal has gone round without conceding a set in the four games played so far. A good sign in the face of his challenge to win the title again.

"Centered and aggressive"

"I'm in the quarterfinals and that's the good thing." At the beginning of the tournament, looking at the picture, everything looked more complicated, "it was difficult," Nadal said, highlighting the key to getting out on the court with "the clear objectives, focused and aggressive"

The next rival of Nadal on Wednesday, in the quarterfinals will be Sam Querrey. The American, semifinalist at Wimbledon in 2017, is one of the last 'bombers' left in action and showed it in a duel of punches with his compatriot Tennys Sandgren who won by 6-4, 6-7 (9), 7-6 (3) and 7-6 (5), in a match in which he scored 25 'aces' and 93% of effectiveness with his first serve .

Next to Nadal will also be in the quarterfinal round Roberto Bautista that has been imposed on the French Benoit Paire by 6-3, 7-5 and 6-6-2. For Castellón, it will be the first time he is in that round in which he will face the Argentine Guido Pella (26 world) that has defeated the Canadian in five sets Milos Raonic by 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) and 8-6.

"Last year I felt terrible watching the game on television, I was injured and could not come in. Being in the first quarter now is the best best award for the work we've been doing with my team," said happy Baptist, after his victory, the seventh before a rival that "Play arreones and very fast".

The third Spanish contender to enter the quarterfinals of the men's box could not get it. Fernando Verdasco he said goodbye with a defeat against the Belgian David Goffin who defeated him 6-7 (11-9), 6-2, 6-3 and 6-4. In the other eighth match the Japanese Kei Nishikori will be the rival of Federer after accessing rooms after beating the Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin by 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4.

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