2020 Paris Masters R3 Rafael Nadal bt. Jordan Thompson 6-1 7-6(3)
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Rafa: "I think I played a good first set. A lot of good shots, good winners, serving well. And then in the second, I was not able to find a way to [get] the break. He started to serve very well, I think, and I missed a couple of returns that I could do better, I should do better.
"I think he increased a lot [his] level in the second set. He played well, so I give credit to him. I only faced one break point with my serve during the whole match, but [it] was a set point, and a tough one. That's a positive thing with my serve. And on return I think I did it very well in the first and I could do it better in the second. I found a way.
In the tie-break I saved a couple of break points. Second point of the tie-break had huge importance, too. Reaching the quarter-finals, that's the most important thing for me. I'm happy.
I need to be ready to play my best against an opponent that I know is playing well and with confidence. I hope to be ready to play my game and really read well, because that's what I'm going to need."
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