RAFAEL NADAL overcame spirited German shock package deal Max Marterer to maneuver nearer to a different Roland Garros document.
Nadal’s 6-three 6-2 7-6 victory over the world No 70 means he has now gained 37 consecutive sets on the French Open – 4 behind Bjorn Borg’s landmark of forty one set between 1979 and 1981.
Nadal stated: “The third set was very troublesome.
“Maximilian is an excellent participant and I want him the perfect.”
The world No 1 was not altogether convincing at occasions but nonetheless got here away with one other straight-sets victory.
Full credit score to Marterer, he tried to take the sport to the ten-time champion and put up extra of a struggle than extra skilled, larger-ranked gamers have managed.
The German broke Nadal within the opening recreation and tried to go toe-to-toe with the king of clay.
However the Spaniard gained 5 video games in a row to shut in on the primary set and broke initially of the second.
Marterer wouldn’t go away although, and have become the second participant after first-spherical sufferer Simone Bolelli to take Nadal to a tiebreak this yr at Roland Garros.
Nadal was not going to let his streak go, although, and took it 7-four to maneuver into the quarter-finals the place he faces Argentine eleventh seed Diego Schwartzman.
RAFAEL NADAL overcame spirited German shock package deal Max Marterer to maneuver nearer to a different Roland Garros report.