Rafael Nadal did not show any weakness in the round of 16 at Wimbledon and can continue to dream of the historic Grand Slam calendar.
The 36-year-old Spaniard hardly gave the Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp a chance at 6: 4, 6: 2, 7: 6 (8: 6), only in the third set did he show a few wobbles. Nadal achieved his 18th consecutive win at one of the four major tennis tournaments in the world.
This year he has already won the Australian and French Open. At Wimbledon there is no sign of the chronic foot problems that have accompanied him for years and sometimes put a heavy strain on him during the clay court season. On Wednesday, Nadal will play Taylor Fritz for a place in the semi-finals.
The American, who celebrated his breakthrough this year with the title at the Masters in Indian Wells, is also in good form at the All England Club. Fritz outclassed the Australian qualifier Jason Kubler 6:3, 6:1, 6:4 and thus did not lose a set.