Rafael Nadal "very happy" to progress

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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