2017 Roland Garros R3 Rafael Nadal bt. Nikoloz Basilashvili 6/0 6/1 6/0
Next opponent - Roberto Bautista-Agut
“Today was one of the best matches I have ever played, without a doubt,” Nadal said. “I am really happy because I have a really good feeling. Every day my training is going very well, my practice. When I have a match, I play very well.” $CUT$
"That doesn't mean that the numbers don't worry me,” he said. “Numbers that I have on clay are important and I am very happy [about] all the things that have happened to me, my whole career".
“But especially on this surface, I’ve been very happy all the special things that have happened.”
“In the beginning of the match he was not playing bad, and I was able to produce winners, to play with no mistakes, to play very long,” Nadal said.
“Very high intensity in all the shots. It was a great match for me. I won with that score against a player that already won against [Gilles] Simon and [Viktor] Troicki … I played very well.”
About his birthday:
“Thirty-one is a number already, and I am happy that tomorrow I have the day off,” he said.
“Celebrate? Of course. This is Roland-Garros. I will try perhaps to go out for dinner with my family. But it's an important week for me here, and I think I do need to remain focused above all.”
Source: Roland Garros
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• On-court interview
• Post-match interview
• Interview for French TV
• Press conference