Nadal beats Juan Monaco to reach Argentina quarterfinals

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 12, 2016 11:21 AM
Nadal beats Juan Monaco to reach Argentina quarterfinals
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Juan Monaco of Argentina during the ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal beat Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open.

Nadal will face Paolo Lorenzi of Italy, who defeated Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to advance.

David Ferrer of Spain and Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas also reached the quarterfinals in the clay court event.

Second-seeded Ferrer had a 6-2, 6-2 win over Argentina's Renzo Olivo and will next play Cuevas, who beat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-4, 6-2.

Four players reached the quarterfinals on Wednesday: Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, Dominic Thiem of Austria, Nicolas Almagro of Spain, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.


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