◼️ The heat was the protagonist on another day where Nadal played well and eliminate the Canadian player, Vasek Pospisil.
The current champion of the tournament and No.1 of the world, Rafa Nadal agreed to the third round by beating Vasek Pospisil on a very hot day. The Spanish is suffering a lot during these days because of the temperature.
“I’ve had two very hard days, these high temperatures are not good for the health of the players, but neither for the spectator and the spectacle,” the Mallorcan explained at a press conference that Mundo Deportivo newspaper picked up.
He claimed to finish happy and able to exercise a beautiful level of tennis. “I played well, especially in the first quarter, but in the second it all changed as I had two bad games with my service and therefore, Vasek forced me to put more intensity in. I had to go back and there I got to play with better sensations,” he added after having to play with the indoor track. ” There was a lot more noise on the court, I had to stop a few times before serving because I couldn’t concentrate, but it’s something that we have to get used to.”
His next opponent will be the Russian tennis player, Karen Khachanov. “I hope to display a better tennis against him and I would also like the temperatures to go down to be able to feel better on the court”. Meteorological forecasts that is what they confirm.
The Spanish knows the aggressive game that Khachanov uses. He knows that with an inspired day, the Russian can defeat anyone but knows him as they have faced each other on several occasions. The last one was in the semifinals of the Masters 1000 of Canada, this same season. The baggage is very favorable for the tennis player who leads the world ranking with a 4-0 in addition to never having lost a set to him despite having to play two Tie-Break. At 32 years old, he will jump to the field to look for his victory No.56 in New York.