The lieder in the scheme of the tournament on clay in Buenos Aires Rafael Nadal appeared for the first time on the court. The Spanish lefty won with 6: 4, 6: 0 against the qualifier from Argentina Facundo Arguello for 64 minutes game and won to the quarterfinal.
This was a victory No714 in the career of Rafa, which allowed him to overtake Boris Becker and to take the 10th place in the ranking in the Open era.
The former number one in the world made five breaks and conceded one. Nadal won the last seven games in the game.
"I was a little bit nervous in the first set due to the loss in Rio and I did not play well, while the opponent was confident and accurate. Winning the part was vital and then the things went better for me," admitted the fourth-ranked Spaniard.
His next opponent is again an Argentine. This is the No59 in the world Federico Delbonis, who ousted the Italian Paolo Lorenzi with 6: 4, 6: 2.