Rafa Nadal overthrows Van De Zandschulp and meets Auger-Aliassime in round of 16

Rafael Nadal achieved this Friday the pass for the round of 16 of Roland Garros defeating the Dutch Botic Van De Zandschulp by 6-3, 6-2 and 6-4 in 2 hours and 11 minutes. The Manacori man will face the Canadian in the round of 16 Felix Auger-Aliassimetrained by his uncle Toni.

The thirteen times champion of the Grand Slam on clay, looking to win his “big” number 22qualified for the round of 16 17 of his 18 appearances in the tournament and only missed that round in 2016 He had to withdraw due to a problem with his left wrist.

The sun shone on the track Suzanne Lenglenthe second most important of the Parisian tournament, and the conditions were optimal for the Balearic game, which always prefers the heat.

Nadal had a solid game against 29 in the rankingof 26 yearswho last year rang the bell by reaching the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open.

However, Van De Zandschulp never seemed to have the weapons to counter the power of the current. number 5 in the world, very safe from the baseline, except when he came up to the net.

Zidane, in the presidential box

Their meeting took place in the presence of the former player and coach of the team Real MadridZinedine Zidaneon the eve of the Champions League final between the Spanish team liverpool.

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