Nadal not feeling the heat… for now
The world No.2’s champion’s mentality remains rock solid despite the magnitude of what is on the line this fortnight in Paris.
Can he match Federer’s all-time leading 20 majors? Can he halt Djokovic joining the debate? Nadal, as usual, is focused on the immediate step ahead.
“I am coming here with a clear goal. My goal is just to be every day at my 100 per cent and give me a chance to produce the best result possible. So I am in quarter-finals, very happy for that. No, I cannot say I feel less pressure now. I feel probably exactly the same," said the Spaniard, , who will take on Italian 19-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner in the last eight.
“I'm just focused on what I am doing and trying to play better every single day, and that's it. I'm in quarter-finals without losing a set and having very positive scores. So, I can't complain at all.
"I am doing a lot of things well, I think. Sinner, it will be a tough battle. I am quite happy about the way that I am playing and the practices I am feeling every time a little bit better and better.”