"I'm happy I'm through in three sets" - Nadal after win over Moutet
It was a solid performance from start to finish with the final score being 6-3 6-1 6-4. The win brought Nadal to 300 grand slam wins which is the 3rd best all-time mark behind Federer's 369 and Djokovic's 324. Speaking after the match, Nadal said:
"I'm happy I am through in three sets, that's an important fact for me and that gives me the chance to keep working tomorrow and try to be ready for after tomorrow against a tough opponent. So let's see. I am happy about a lot of things that I did tonight, so let's try to keep going and keep improving tomorrow."
Breaking down the match, he said:
"I enjoyed more 6-1. After that I think I played a basic set. At the beginning of the third I [played] a very bad game at the beginning and I had to come back. I did well. And then, again, I had a couple of mistakes in the serving for the match. Happy that I played another good game to finish."
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On the crowd he added:
"I think the crowd was very nice with me too. I really didn't feel the crowd against me at all. I think it was 50-50 and it was supporting good tennis. I always enjoy good support here in Paris. I think the people here know how special this place is for me and how important and how much respect I always had for Roland Garros. I think they appreciate all the things that I did in this event, so I feel a lot of love from the people here."