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Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal beats Guillermo Garcia Lopez to achieve quarters

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Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal beats Guillermo Garcia Lopez to achieve quarters

Rafael Nadal received his first Barcelona title in 2005

World primary Rafael Nadal eased previous Spanish compatriot Guillermo Garcia Lopez to achieve the Barcelona Open quarter-finals.

The defending champion got here by way of 6-1 6-Three to increase his Open period document to 40 consecutive units received on clay.

The 31-year-old, who has received the title 10 occasions, will face Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan within the final eight.

Klizan adopted up his second-round win over Novak Djokovic by beating Spain’s Feliciano Lopez 6-1 6-4.

Elsewhere, second seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria saved two match factors to beat Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri 7-5 3-6 7-6 (10-8).

Dimitrov will now meet Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta, who beat France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-2 4-6 7-6 (8-6).

Dominic Thiem will play Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas within the quarters, after the Swiss third seed beat Slovakian Jozef Kovalik 7-6 (7-5) 6-2.

Tsitsipas, 19, knocked out Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-Four 7-5.

World quantity 10 David Goffin, from Belgium, got here by way of 2-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-Zero towards Russia’s Karen Khachanov to earn a last-eight draw towards Roberto Bautista-Agut, who beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar-Alba 6-Four 6-1.

BBC Sport – Tennis
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