The Balearic tennis player Rafael Nadal stands in the quarterfinals of the Madrid tournament after convincingly beating the promising Australian Alexei Popyrin by 6-3 and 6-3 without excessive setbacks. The one from Manacor now faces the German Alexander Zverev, fifth favorite, what He beat Briton Daniel Evans, by 6-3 and 7-6 (3).
The Spanish, who added his seventh victory in a row, now hopes to beat Zverev to reach the semifinals in Madrid. This is the eighth face-to-face between the German and the Spanish. Nadal won the top five, including those played on clay. But the two most recent, in the 2019 ATP finals and the 2020 Paris Masters 1000, success went to Zverev.