After a straight sets victory over Ivan Ljubicic, Rafael Nadal expressed his displeasure with his own performance thus far at Roland Garros.
"The thing is you have to be realist, and today I'm not playing well enough to win this tournament," Nadal said after the victory.
For someone who has only lost one match in 43 chances on the red clay of Paris, Nadal's confidence seems awfully low. Perhaps he's having flashbacks to 2009 when, in the quarterfinals, Nadal fell to Robin Soderling in four sets.
The two will meet in the quarterfinals again on Wednesday, but even if Nadal can take down the big-swinging Swede, he's got a host of other roadblocks to deal with if he wants to hoist his sixth French Open title.