Rafael Nadal "very happy" to progress

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates beating Slovakia's Martin Klizan during their men's singles first round match on day two of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 24, 2014
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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.

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning a point in the second set during his men's singles second round match against Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol on June 26, 2014
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