Australian Open - Nadal Advances to Quarterfinals
The 5-time Grand Slam champion and currently No.1 of the world, Rafael Nadal, was able to maintain his unbelievable record of not losing a set in this tournament by beating Fernando Gonzalez in great way 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. The game lasted a little less than 2 hours, which was not as lengthy as everyone expected for this game, especially because everyone though that the battle amongst this two players was going to be more fierce. Nevertheless, the Spaniard played incredibly excellent, hitting 33 winners with amazing power shots from different angles and touch, varying speeds and heights. During the match, Nadal was really confident on his game and it was shown within the first two sets exactly where he won comfortably 6-3, 6-2.
Gonzalez was fighting but his poor shots and unforced errors were not helping in the very first two sets. Nevertheless, the 2007 runner-up and Chilean Fernando Gonzalez found his way and went up 3-0 within the third Fashion news. But the motivation and focused mind of Nadal, gave him the strength to come back to the game by winning five straight games in the set and getting up 5-3 to later enclose the victory with a winner serve. Gonzalez created 35 unforced errors compared for the 11 of Nadal, whereas Nadal had 33 winners contrasting to 22 from the Chilean. I am playing nicely... but you never know if it's gonna be adequate. I hope I continue playing like this, because all the (remaining) matches are very, very difficult. I have to be ready for everything. Maybe the only thing right now I can improve a little bit more is the serve,??à expressed the Spaniard. This was the initial meeting between Nadal and Gonzalez since the final match in the Beijing Olympics, exactly where Nadal also defeated him in straight sets and won the gold-medal. But we also cannot forget that Gonzalez beat Nadal two years ago in this identical Grand Slam scenario. Nevertheless, this time was the chance for the Oakley sunglasses cheap with the world, who has clearly improved his game considering that then.
According to some analysts, Nadal's game is currently ahead of Federer's, especially in this tournament had been Nadal has been unstoppable and Federer has struggled a little on some games, especially in the 1 against Thomas Berdych, exactly where he lost the first two sets. Nonetheless, Federer has a great mental strength along with a great capacity to get out in the hole when items are not going his way, both are great players and had their goals pretty set for this tournament; Federer is willing to recover the Oakley sale spot inside the ATP and Nadal is looking to win his very first hard-court Open. The next opponent of Rafael Nadal will probably be the French Gilles Simon, who got into the quarterfinals after his victory against his countryman and friend Gael Monfils. On the other hand, the next contender of Roger Federer will probably be No. 8 seeded Juan Martin Del Potro, who defeated Marin Cilic in four sets. We hope the best for Rafael Nadal, who is giving a display of great tennis and amazing mental strength at Melbourne, especially by not dropping a single set within the tournament. His next contender, Simon, is entering to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal and may possibly have a difficult time against this experienced and talented Spaniard, who is in such a great Cheap Oakley Sunglasses.