Rogers Cup: Nadal Continues Dominance Over Wawrinka With Last 16 Win

World number one Rafael Nadal is through to the quarterfinals at the ongoing Rogers Cup in Toronto after beating Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets in a last 16 clash.

Nadal, 32, defeated the Wawrinka 7-5 7-6 (7-4) to take his impressive record against the Swiss player to 17 wins from 20 meetings.

Speaking after his victory over the world number 195, Nadal said: “To have success on these kind of surfaces, I need to play first thing well and then aggressive,”

“It’s true that if you don’t play well, it’s hard to be aggressive. Every match has been so difficult and a great test for me.”

The 17-time Grand Slam champion also praised Wawrinka as he continues to work his way back to the top after a long injury layoff.

The Spaniard said: “I’m very happy to see Stan playing so well again. I know how tough it is from my personal experience [to come back].”

“If he is healthy, I have no doubt he will be back in the right position and fighting for the biggest events.” He concluded.