For a place in the last four, Nadal will face the German Alexander Zverev (world No.7) or the young Italian Jannik Sinner.
Against Korda (20), the Mallorcan has briefly led 2 games to 0 in the third set, the only slight setbacks he experienced during the match.
In sixteen participations in the Paris tournament, this is the fourteenth time that he has reached this stage of the competition. He thus re-enters for his 97th victory at Roland-Garros.
If he is crowned once again on Parisian clay, Nadal would equal the record of twenty major crowns set by Switzerland’s Roger Federer.