It's been quite a awhile since we last saw Rafael Nadal played so confidently. Perhaps Federer's knocked out in the third round motivated him to perform better?
Today, Nadal booked his way into the quarterfinal at the Pacific Life Open, with a convincing 6-1, 6-1 victory over compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero in just 61 minutes!
Nadal obviously need to win this tournament to boost his confidence before his clay court campaign starts in April. He is still seeking his first victory since winning Roland Garros last year and also looking for his first semifinal spot since Wimbledon.