On his next opponent Thanasi Kokkinakis, Rafael Nadal said: "He's young. He has a big forehand, big serve. He's a dangerous opponent, of course. I need to go on court and to play well. If not, will be a very difficult match.
So let's see. I think I had more or less positive feelings tonight. I need to keep improving every single day. Winning with that result allow me more to have a good practice. I hope to be ready for after tomorrow knowing is a tough challenge, Thanasi in the second round."