Nadal vs Vesely. Result, statistics and development of the Round of 16 match
In the tenth anniversary of the third final at Wimbledon between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, which meant the first title of the Balearic Islands in the tournament, the Swiss and Balearic are just two victories away from meeting again on Sunday 15 July. That would ensure the victory of one of the two in the seventh consecutive Grand Slam. Good for the present of tennis but bad for the future because it portrays the new generation, the so-called’NextGen’ of the ATP, Nadal beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4 on Monday. It was not just any triumph despite the small size of the rival, 93rd in the ATP rankings. The world number 1 returns to the quarterfinals of the British tournament for the first time since 2011, when he played the final with Novak Djokovic. Rafa, 32, broke a record at Wimbledon. I’ve never gone this far without losing a set before. They were worth three breaks, one in each set, to advance in a friendly picture that begins to complicate from Wednesday. In the penultimate round, the winner of the match between Juan Martín Del Potro and Gilles Simon will be waiting.
In the box of the 17 grand champion was the famous Abel Lusa, who was looking for the cameras of the BBC, owner of the restaurant Cambio de Tercio where most of the players and agents pass during the two weeks of the competition to delight the audience.