Rafael Nadal happy with "solid" win over Lleyton Hewitt

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his second round match against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia during day four of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2014
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Rafael Nadal describes his 69-minute defeat of Lleyton Hewitt at the Miami Masters as "a solid match".

Rafael Nadal has described his 69-minute defeat of Lleyton Hewitt as "a solid match".

The world number one won 32 of 51 points to claim a 6-1 6-3 victory over the two-time Grand Slam champion, earning himself a place in the third round of the Miami Masters.

"I think I played a solid match without many mistakes," Nadal told reporters. "I tried all the time to play the logical shot.

"In general, I have to be very happy. I think I did what I had to do today."

Nadal will now face Denis Istomin, who beat Dmitry Tursunov 6-7 6-0 6-3 in round two.

Rafael Nadal roars in celebration during the Australian Open quarter-final against Grigor Dimitrov in Melbourne on January 22, 2014
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