"I feel very lucky that I'm still able to play" - Nadal after securing Wimbledon 4th round

Rafael Nadal wasted little time in booking his place in the Wimbledon fourth round on Saturday racing past Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

In his best performance of the week, the Spaniard lit up Centre Court with his aggressive striking and all-court game. The 36-year-old blasted the ball past Sonego from all angles, while demonstrating deft touches at the net to advance after two hours and four minutes. He said:

"It was probably my best match without a doubt here at The Championships against the most difficult player I have faced yet. I was able to raise my level, so I am super happy for that. I wish Lorenzo all the very best for the rest of the season.”

The display was a contrast to Nadal’s first two matches at The Championships, where he struggled to find his best level in four-set victories over Francisco Cerundolo and Ricardas Berankis. However, against Sonego, the World No. 4 showed his title rivals that he means business in his quest for a record-extending 23rd Grand Slam title.

He added:

“I feel very lucky that I am still able to play at my age. I never thought that was going to happen 10 years ago. So just want to say thanks to all for supporting me.”

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