Rafael Nadal admits he is feeling assured after defeating Stan Wawrinka to strech a quarter-finals of a Rogers Cup.
Nadal, who mislaid to contingent champion Novak Djokovic in a Wimbledon semi-finals final month, kick former Grand Slam winner Wawrinka 7-5 7-6 (7-4) in Toronto.
World series one Nadal has won a Canadian Open 3 times and will face Croat hulk Marin Cilic for a place in a semi-finals.
‘It was a good match, a really certain feat for me over a tough opponent,’ Nadal said.
‘I’m happy to see Stan personification good again. We had a good peculiarity of tennis. I’m really pleased, we indispensable a compare like this. It does most for a confidence.’
In 20 matches against Wawrinka, Nadal has now came out on tip 17 times.
Defending champion Alexander Zverev, meanwhile, will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in a subsequent turn after a Greek teen dumbfounded Djokovic.
Djokovic was chasing his fifth Rogers Cup pretension though was beaten in 3 sets by Tsitsipas, who turns 20 this weekend.
‘I knew we was personification flattering good today,’ a gay Tsitsipas said. ‘Losing a second set was tough to understanding with.
‘But we remained calm. we attempted few a things that we didn’t try before and we played a bit better.
‘That mangle [in a third set] was everything. It gave me a win during a end. It was a best win of my career.’