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“My best match without a doubt” – Nadal happy with form after win over Sonego

Rafael Nadal won against Lorenzo Sonego 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday evening. He’ll face Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp, the No 21 seed, in the next round

wimbledon 2022 Nadal Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2022 Spain’s Rafael Nadal with Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego after winning their third round match || AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Spaniard Rafael Nadal, the second seed, beat Italian Lorenzo Sonego, the No 27 seed, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the last 16 of Wimbledon on Saturday.

“Probably has been my best match without a doubt here during the championships,” Nadal said. “I think probably the most difficult player that I faced, my level has been able to raise a lot. Super happy for that.”

Nadal, ranked No 4, will play Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp, the No 21 seed, next.

Nadal wins in straight sets for the first time this year at Wimbledon. He hit 24 winners against 17 unforced errors and won 78 percent of his first-serve points.

Wimbledon (Grand Slam), other third-round results (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass, GBP 40.350.000, most recent results first):

  • Nick Kyrgios vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Taylor Fritz (11) beat Alex Molcan: 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (3)
  • Brandon Nakashima beat Daniel Elahi Galan Riveros: 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
  • Alex De Minaur (19) beat Liam Broady (WC): 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
  • Botic van de Zandschulp beat Richard Gasquet: 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-1
  • Jason Murray Kubler (Q) beat Jack Sock (Q): 6-2, 4-6, 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3
  • Cristian Garin beat Jenson Brooksby (29): 6-2, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
  • Cameron Norrie (9) beat Steve Johnson: 6-4, 6-1, 6-0
  • Carlos Alcaraz (5) beat Oscar Otte (32): 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
  • Jannik Sinner (10) beat John Isner (20): 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3
  • Novak Djokovic (1) beat Miomir Kecmanovic (25): 6-0, 6-3, 6-4
  • Tommy Paul (30) beat Jiri Vesely: 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • David Goffin beat Ugo Humbert: 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 7-5
  • Frances Tiafoe (23) beat Alexander Bublik: 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4
  • Tim van Rijthoven (WC) beat Nikoloz Basilashvili (22): 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
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