Almagro next up for rampant Nadal
Six-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal has said he would not be taking quarter-final opponent Nicolas Almagro lightly.
The Spaniard warmed up for his last-eight showdown with a sensational 6-2 6-0 6-0 victory against Juan Monaco in under two hours, breaking his countryman eight times from 10 opportunities.
The 26-year-old is odds on with most leading bookmakers to triumph in the French capital Paris but the world number two insisted he still had work to do.
He has beaten fellow Spaniard Almagro twice before at the same Grand Slam tournament in recent years and holds a 28-6 record over his opponent.
"I feel really comfortable, really at ease," said Nadal. "When the tournament is over, I'll tell you if this was my best Roland Garros or not. For the time being, I'm still playing. So far, so good, but we'll see."