Rafael Nadal dropped just one game against Nikoloz Basilashvili
Nadal arrived on court with inclement weather forecast for the afternoon and the Spaniard was clearly in no mood to see his match stretched across two days.
The nine-time French Open champion polished off the first set in less than 25 minutes, winning every game and at one point was on course to record the first Grand Slam 'triple bagel' since 1993.
However, Basilashvili grabbed his solitary game in the second set, ending his opponent's run of 11 straight games.
But Nadal, who took the final set 6-0, was quick to point out that the results was as much down to his own ability given the Georgian's two previous wins.
Nikoloz Basilashvili grabbed his solitary game in the second set
“Was a great match for me, no?” Nadal said.
“I won winning with that score against a player that already won against [Gilles] Simon and [Viktor] Troicki, so you cannot say anything other than ‘I played very well’.”
And given he seemed to be in favour with the gods – there was an appreciative rumble of thunder as he served for the match – we should probably listen to what he has to say about how his beloved Real Madrid will do in the Champions League final.
“Juve only conceded three goals in the whole Champions League so it’s going to be so difficult,” Nadal added.
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“But Madrid is probably one of the teams with more potential to score goals and I think they have a complete team in all defensive midfield.
"And then offensively is very complete team, too, no?
“For Madrid will be so important to score before than Juve; if Juve scores before, then it’s gonna be tough.
“Having said that, the match is long and Madrid have a lot of potential.
"It's a close final.”