World number one Rafael Nadal rolled past David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros 2014 tournament on Wednesday. This was a rematch of the final last year where Nadal went on to win a record-extending eighth French Open title.
“I am rather happy to have been able to turn the situation around,” said Nadal. “I managed to pull through. Even though it was complicated, I managed to find solutions during the second set.”
Nadal, who just turned 28 on Tuesday, could become the first man in history to win five consecutive French Open titles. His only loss at this event was in 2009 to Robin Soderling.
Up next for Nadal is Andy Murray who won 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-0 against Gael Monfils of France.
“The first set was mentally tough,” said Nadal. “I decided to go more inside to return in the second set, and I decided to play many
Ferrer shared his thoughts about the match.
“Today I was not good enough for this match,” he said. “I lost my focus. I was too slow, and I think I didn’t play the game of a Top 10 [player]. This is why I’m sad. It’s my attitude, my behaviour on the court.”