Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Germany's Maximilian Marterer during their men's singles fourth round match on day nine of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 4, 2018. / AFP / Eric FEFERBERG
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Rafael Nadal said he doesn't "feel old," after moving a step closer to an incredible 11th French Open title Monday by beating German Maximilian Marterer to reach the quarterfinals the day after his 32nd birthday.The world No. 1's 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory over the world No. 70 was his 900th win at tour level.It also saw him equal the record of 12 last-eight appearances at Roland Garros, which was set by Serbia's Novak Djokovic just the day before.The 16-time Grand Slam champion has now won 37 consecutive sets at Roland Garros, just four short of Bjorn Borg's record set between 1979 and 1981 .Marterer – who was playing in the tournament's main draw for the first time – moved into a 3-1 lead early in the third as he threatened to become the first man to take a set off Nadal at Roland Garros since the Spaniard's 2015 quarterfinal defeat by Djokovic.
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