AO: Rafa Into Quarterfinal


Rafa Nadal remains on course for the "Rafa Slam" after moving into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a convincing 6-2 6-4 6-3 win over Marin Cilic this Monday in Melbourne.

He will play friend and compatriot David Ferrer for a place in the semifinal on Wednesday.

Speaking on court immediately after the match, Rafa said: "Before the match I was a little bit nervous - I know how aggressive he can play. He is very, very dangerous".

"I tried to play with high intensity all the time and I think this was my best match at this year's tournament."

Rafa has been suffering from a virus in recent weeks but he claimed he was over the worst, adding: "I am not sweating that much tonight, in previous days I was sweating like crazy and I was feeling very tired. Today was the first time that I felt perfect physically."

The world number one set the tone by breaking Cilic in the opening game and another break in game five saw him race into a 4-1 lead.

He duly served it out and, while Cilic had his moments in the second set, there was a sense of inevitability when Rafa broke for a 4-3 lead before going on to clinch the set.

The third followed a similar pattern with the top seed breaking again in game seven and he closed it out when Cilic served a double fault on Rafa's third match point.

More soon...

Vamos Rafa!

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