Rafael Nadal cruises into Monte Carlo quarter-final

Sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also advanced, beating Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-0. The Frenchman will next face either second-seeded Andy Murray or No. 13 Stanislas Wawrinka.

updated: April 18, 2013 17:52 IST
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Monaco: Eight-time defending champion Rafael Nadal extended his Monte Carlo Masters winning streak to 44 matches by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-4 in the third round.

The third-seeded Nadal did not face a single break point and next faces Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.

Nadal picked off Kohlschreiber from the back of the court, clipping a forehand winner past him to break and then holding to love to move 5-3 up in the second set.

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  • Tennis
  • Roger Federer
  • Radek Stepanek
  • Jurgen Melzer
  • Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi
  • Tomas Berdych
  • Philipp Kohlschreiber
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Guillaume Rufin
  • Kevin Anderson
  • Grigor Dimitrov
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  • Rohan Bopanna