PHOTOS/VIDEO: 2021 Australian Open R4 Rafael Nadal vs. Fabio Fognini
2021 Australian Open R4 Rafael Nadal bt. Fabio Fognini 6-3 6-4 6-2
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Rafa: "I'm happy to win today. It's an important victory for my confidence and I will try to get ready for the day after tomorrow."
“When you go on court against Fabio you worry. There can always be problems. I was just lucky that when he broke me I responded immediately and held the score. Today was very humid and quicker during the day, which I like, but I have to adapt to every condition.”
“The first set, without a doubt, was my best level in the tournament. My physical condition needs to keep improving, but I think this match helps. I was not able to practise the proper way for the past 19 days, but yesterday I started again to increase the amount of work in practice.”
"In the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam, you are going to face a very tough opponent. Stefanos is a strong players with a lot of energy, so it's going to be a big challenge."