Rafael Nadal said he drew inspiration from Real Madrid’s heroic comeback against Manchester City, which happened less than 24 hours before he survived a scare from David Goffin, saving four match points en route to a tight 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (11-9) victory in the Madrid Open on Thursday.

The win kept alive Nadal’s quest for a record-extending sixth title in the Spanish capital and earned him a spot in the quarter-finals, where he faces compatriot Carlos Alcaraz.

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