Having booked his place in the fourth round of the All England Club, Rafael Nadal has said he is keen at avoiding being booked alongside his old rival, Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final.
Nadal’s 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory over 19-year old Alex De Minaur in the third round on Saturday, place him ahead of Federer in the WTA rankings.
The Spaniard has been drawn in the opposite half to Roger Federer meaning the two could meet in the final for the first time in 10 years.
The 32-year old expressing his fear when asked about a potential rematch with Federer said, “If I am in the final, I prefer to face an easier opponent,”
“I am not stupid (smiling).
“But if I am in the final, will be great news.
“Any opponent will be difficult, of course,” He said.
Nadal will face either Fabio Fognini or Jiri Vesely in the round of 16.