Nadal: “I did not expect the defeat of Djokovic, neither I nor almost anyone”

Rafa Nadal appeared fresh as a lettuce after winning on the fast track, in just 55 minutes, to Grigor Dimitrov and qualify for the 16th consecutive time for the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters 1,000, in which they will face Roberto Bautista or Andrey Rublev.

Match: “He has played too aggressive and with many errors. It is a game that has little to analyze on my part. It is what it is, I am in the quarterfinals, positive news for me. I have trained well. If you tell me if I would have preferred Another style of game, yes, but it is the one that has been and I'm in the quarterfinals, I feel good and I'm ready. “

Terms: “The wind was tolerable, this is not a real wind, far from it. In the semifinals that I lost against Fognini here there was wind, or when I beat Federer at Roland Garros a couple of years ago. This is the grace of our sport, we play on open courts with changing conditions, with a decisive impact on the game, especially on clay. You have to be prepared to accept things and I hope to be. “

Next meeting: “The positive thing is that I have won, tomorrow it will be a different story, I trust that I am prepared, the previous days tell me that I am. Then you have to go out and play at the level I need.”

Defeat of Djokovic: “I have seen Evans very well, he knows how to play, he is intelligent, with a different style of play, and he knows how to control the times with few errors. He reads the game very well and changes the rhythm. I did not expect him to beat Djokovic, nor me or almost anyone. The fact that those of us at the top have not failed almost never makes any surprise to us seem very special, but the difference is not much. Usually things happen on days like this. This time it was his turn. You have to accept him, the rivals also want to win. “