Rafael Nadal (3rd) he won in the Round of 16 of the ATP 500 in Barcelona to Kei Nishikori (39th) 6-0, 2-6 and 6-2. The manacorí, who won the trophy 11 times, will be measured in the quarters against Cameron Norrie (58 °).
The Spaniard started on first set very solidly. Without giving his rival any chance, he crushed him 6-0 in a heat in which he also had a 100% effectiveness in his break points, something that the Japanese could not take advantage of (he lost the two he had).
In a second, Nishikori came out with another version and overwhelmed a Nadal who did not stand on the court, where he also had a low effectiveness in his serves. In the definitiveDespite the effort of the Asian, Nadal took it with relative comfort. Both had many chances to break the rival (seven for the Spanish and five for the Japanese) but the two won by Nadal meant that the match went in their favor.
In the next instance you will face Norrie who comes from beating David Goffin 6-0, 3-5 and abandoned. In the history between the manacorí and the British, Nadal leads the 1-0 with the victory he won at the Australian Open 2021 in three straight sets.