“I won in straight sets against a difficult opponent. So very happy for the victory,” said Nadal. “I think I can do things better, is true. I need to have some less mistakes. But in general, I have been playing well. I played solid with my serve, then I created lot of chances on the return against a player that serves well, no? So that's a good news.”
Rafa on A. Zverev:
“He’s one of the best players of the world, without a doubt, today,” said Nadal. “And he's a player that is for sure one of the next Grand Slam winners. He has a big chance to become the future world No. 1 – if he's able to keep improving the way that he's doing, I don't have doubt that his potential is so, so high.
“I know I have a very tough match, and I know I need to play my best if I want to have chances. That is what I am looking for.”