Rafael Nadal pleased with “fantastic” result

August 17, 2013

Rafael Nadal has praised his performance that resulted in him reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open.

The Spaniard stormed to a straight-sets victory over Lukas Lacko in Melbourne.

“It was a really complete match, a really solid one,” said Nadal. “I’m very happy about my game. Being in the fourth round without losing a set, it’s fantastic news.

“I am playing well and if you are playing well, things can be a little bit less difficult. If you are playing bad, every match will be very, very difficult.

“I have done well, played all three matches at a very good level. Friday was one of the best, solid, without mistakes, comfortable with the serve, having good returns. I played solid all match.”

The former world number one has one more obstacle before he can reach the quarter-finals in Melbourne.