Imperious Rafael Nadal powers his way through into Wimbledon quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal was in blistering form on Centre Court as he imperiously breezed past Joao Sousa and into the quarter-finals.
Sousa had been a surprise package, beating 2017 finalist Marin Cilic in the second round.
However, he was absolutely powerless to prevent Nadal from powering to 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in just 104 minutes.
Nadal, who has two Wimbledon titles to his name, will play either Sam Querrey or Tennys Sandgren for a place in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
The Spaniard cruises through to his seventh quarter-final at The Championships with an impressive victory over Joao Sousa pic.twitter.com/Mn16MmomzB
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 8, 2019
Elsewhere, Nadal’s fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut is also into the last eight after he overcame Beniot Paire 6-3, 7-5, 6-2.
He will now face either Guido Pella or former runner-up Milos Raonic.
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