Rafa Nadal He is already in the round of 16 at Roland Garros. The Spanish got rid of Italian Travaglia with little work in three sets (6-1, 6-4, and 6-0) and will face the American Sebastian Korda in the next stop on the way to his thirteenth title in Paris.
The Mallorcan was solid again, on a day in which temperatures fell and the atmosphere was humid and at times rainy.
That forced to unfold the roof of the central court in Paris, released this year, under which Nadal won his first match, which showed that this novelty it does not cause problems.
Nadal will meet for a place in the quarterfinals against the American Sebastian Korda, a 20-year-old tennis player, 213 in the world, who debuts in the tournament and that his three victories in Paris are his first at the Grand Slam.
The last was achieved against the Spanish Pedro Martínez, like him from the previous phase, whom he defeated 6-4, 6-3 and 6-1 in 1 hour and 59 minutes.
Korda, which last Wednesday became the first tennis player born in the 21st century to overcome two rounds at Roland Garros, is also the first from the previous one to reach the round of 16 since Colombian Alejandro Falla did it in 2011.
Son of Petr Korda, a Czech tennis player who was world number 2 and who won the 1998 Australian Open, the young tennis player has two sister golfers.
In the previous round he beat the 23rd tennis player in the ranking, his compatriot John Isner.