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Wimbledon 2022: Rafael Nadal books quarter-final berth after decimating Botic van de Zandschulp

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Rafael Nadal reached his eighth Wimbledon quarter-finals, preserving his goals of finishing a Calendar Slam alive. The Spaniard will face eleventh seed Taylor Fritz within the last-8 spherical.

Rafael Nadal reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the eighth time (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTSNadal defeated van de Zandschulp 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 within the 4th sphericalNadal will face Taylor Fritz of the USA within the last-eight sphericalNadal reached the Wimbledon quarters for the eighth time

22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal reached his eighth Wimbledon quarter-finals and the primary since his run to the semi-final in 2019 after he defeated Netherlands’ Botic van de Zandschulp in straight units (6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (6)) within the males’s singles 4th-round match on Monday, July 4.

Rafael Nadal’s goals of profitable a Calendar Slam stay alive as he faces eleventh seed Taylor Fritz of the USA within the quarter-finals later this week. Nadal gained the Australian Open in January and dethroned Novak Djokovic on the French Open, taking his Grand Slam tally to 22, two forward of the Serb and Roger Federer who’re tied on 20 every.

“A very emotional moment”@RafaelNadal displays on sharing Centre Court with legends previous and current#Wimbledon | #CentreCourt100 pic.twitter.com/0MLEQwVHHQ

— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 4, 2022

Everything went easily for Nadal in opposition to Botic van de Zandschulp till the ultimate moments of the third set. Serving for the win at 5-3 within the third set, Nadal was damaged for the second time within the match.

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Van de Zandschulp put up a stiff struggle within the third set as he pressured a tie-breaker. However, Nadal raced to a 6-3 lead and had 3 match factors, all of them saved by the Dutchman.

That was the tip of the Dutchman’s resistance, although, as Nadal transformed his fourth match level for a 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (6) win on Centre Court.

Nadal, who gained Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010, shall be seeking to go the gap despite the fact that defending champion and prime seed Djokovic is an enormous risk. A third title on the grass-court Grand Slam, his least profitable main, will assist him go one step nearer to finishing a Calendar Slam.