Rafa Nadal, who has won the first two legs of the calendar Grand Slam for the first time in his career, moved into the Wimbledon quarterfinals by beating No. 21 Botic van de Zandschulp of The Netherlands, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6(6) in the fourth round on Monday, closing it out when his opponent hit a forehand overhead wide on match point.
The 36-year-old Spaniard is now 18-0 in majors this season.
He will next face American Taylor Fritz on Wednesday after Fritz advanced to his first career quarterfinal. He has yet to drop a set in the fortnight. Nadal and Fritz are 1-1 head-to-head, with the American beating a compromised Nadal in the Indian Wells final in March when Nadal was bothered by a cracked rib. This will be their first meeting on grass. Nadal is 7-0 in Wimbledon quarterfinals.