Nadal breezes into last eight
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:05
Nadal had pulled out of the doubles tournament on Wednesday as a precaution against a niggling injury, but the Spanish ace did not appear to be too affected by that problem as he stormed to a 6-4 6-2 win over the Frenchman.
Nadal will next face compatriot Feliciano Lopez for a place in the semi-finals after his Davis Cup team-mate continued his impressive tournament with a victory over 10th seed Stanislas Wawrinka earlier in the day.
Lopez dumped out sixth seed David Ferrer – another member of Spain’s successful Davis Cup team – in the second round and he followed that up with a 6-4 6-4 triumph over Wawrinka.