Nadal reaches quarters, milestone

Eight-time champ wins 300th tour-level clay-court match while Federer and Djokovic also through to Monte Carlo quarters.

    Rafael Nadal of Spain has won the Monte Carlo Masters eight times [Reuters]
    Rafael Nadal of Spain has won the Monte Carlo Masters eight times [Reuters]

    Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic demonstrated their superior class on clay as they eased into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

    Claycourt wizard Nadal barely broke a sweat in his 6-1, 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi.

    The victory makes the Spaniard only the 11th player in history to notch up 300 tour-level clay-court wins. He next faces sixth-seeded David Ferrer who beat Russia's Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2.

    Fourth seed Federer recovered from a break in the first set to beat Czech Lukas Rosol 6-4 6-1.

    Champion Djokovic dropped just one game as he demolished Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0 6-1 to continue his title defence in the principality.

    Other results:

    Guillermo Garcia-Lopez beat Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 

    Stanislas Wawrinka beat Nicolas Almagro (walkover)

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Fabio Fognini 5-7, 6-3, 6-0

    Milos Raonic beat Tommy Robredo 6-4, 6-3

    SOURCE: Reuters


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