Rafa’s march keeps on going in Vina del Mar.
As expected the King of Clay reached the semifinals in both doubles (with his dear friend Pico Monaco) and singles,
In the quarterfinals Rafa dispatched fellow countryman Gimeno-Traver in 84 minutes conceding only 5 games.
About his feelings
“Today I had more confidence than the other days,” commented Nadal.
“That is positive. It gives me confidence, and reasons to believe that I’m on the right way. I’m happy to win in singles against a tough opponent like Dani and to reach the semi-finals after seven months.”
“In this tournament I had a good feeling. The crowd gave me their support all the time. It helps a lot when you come with a bad feeling.” he added.
Semifinal against Chardy
Rafa will play Chardy in the semifinals. The French is now ranked no.26 is playing the best tennis of his career. He has just reached the quarterfinals in the Australian Open and he has swiftly dispatched Lorenzi in the quarters in Vina del Mar.
Rafa and Jeremy Chardy have never played each other… this is going to be a real test for Nadal.
Video posted by Rafa before entering the court with Pico Monaco