(Rafa dominates again!)
Nishikori came out strong, and broke to take a 2-1 lead in the first set. But Nadal broke back and then took command of the first set. Rafa then raced off to a 3-0 lead in the second but had to fight off a surge by Nishikori at the end. It was another straight-set victory, but it took 2 hours and 10 minutes - much longer than Rafa's previous two matches. Nishikori put up some fight!
Next up, Nadal is playing Tsonga in the quarterfinals. I've never been a big Tsonga fan. I definitely don't want Rafa to lost to him. Hopefully he'll continue to play his top level tennis! Vamos!