BEIJING -- World No. 2 Rafa Nadal sailed into the quarterfinals of the China Open, his first tournament in 13 weeks, on Thursday but conceded his quest to regain his lost rhythm continues.
The Spaniard, returning from a wrist injury, beat qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 6-3 6-4 in an hour and 45 minutes to set up a last eight clash with Martin Klizan at the ATP 500 event.
“In general I need to improve,” said Nadal who won 85 percent of his first service points against his German opponent.
“It's obvious. My serve worked well today. But in general I need more rhythm on the legs, more rhythm on the shots.
”I am playing OK, trying to not miss a lot, trying to play with not...