Rafael Nadal says that he is "very happy" to be in the second week of Wimbledon following his four-set victory over Mikhail Kukushkin in the third round.
Rafael Nadal has said that he is "very happy" to be in the second week of Wimbledon following his third-round victory over Mikhail Kukushkin.
The Spaniard lost the opening set against the world number 63 on Saturday before coming back to win 6-7(4) 6-1 6-1 6-1.
"The body is feeling fine. I have finished all my matches playing better than when I started and that is very positive," Nadal told BBC Sport.
"I'm very happy to be in the second week after two years losing in the first and second rounds. I am fighting for every ball and playing to find right solutions in every game."
Nadal will now face either Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios or Czech Jiri Vesely for a place in the quarter-finals at SW19.
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