Despite the question mark over Rafael Nadal’s fitness and back injury doing rounds, the top seed ensured an easy victory over Dusan Lajovic, 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 in his fourth round match. Coming into the tournament French Open 2014, Rafael Nadal has had the worst pre-tournament clay season that led to several doubts regarding the dominance of the 13 grand slam title winner. But looks like King Rafa, as he is fondly called has found his rhythm back on his favourite court, which is not great news for his contemporaries.
Playing against Dusan Lajovic, Nadal was hardly ever tested by the Serbian. As for the World No. 1 Nadal, he is yet to lose a set in the four matches played so far at the Roland Garros 2014 so far. One would also take a note of the fact that he is yet to face a seeded player and that would be the real test for Nadal.
Eight times French Open champion Rafa is hoping to be the first player to successfully defend the title for five consecutive times and also win record nine Roland Garros title will face fifth seed and fellow countryman David Ferrer. He will have to beat David Ferrer for a place in the last eight, who is coming off a tight win against South African Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1 in his fourth round match.
The quarter-final match is the rematch of last year French Open finals where the two met with Nadal winning comfortably. Nadal leads a massive 21-6 head-to-head against Ferrer but would not take him lightly as Nadal was beaten by David Ferrer in the quarters at Monte Carlo.