ATP Tour: Progress for Rafael Nadal in Barcelona Open

Last Updated April 26 2018, 19:44Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal remained on course for an 11th Barcelona Open title as he swept into the quarter-finals with a 6-1 6-3 win over Spanish compatriot Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

The world number one extended his record to 40 consecutive sets won on clay with his comprehensive win, which included a streak of nine straight games.

In the last eight Nadal will face qualifier Martin Klizan, who continued his good run in the tournament by beating another Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez, 6-1 6-4.

Second seed Grigor Dimitrov saved two match points to book his place in the quarter-finals with a 7-5 3-6 7-6 (10/8) win over Malek Jaziri of Tunisia.

Dimitrov was forced to hold his nerve in the deciding tie-break against the world number 88, to whom he had already lost previously this year in Dubai.

Next up for the Bulgarian is fifth seed Pablo Carreno Busta, who was also pushed to the brink before beating Adrian Mannarino of France 6-2 4-6 7-6 (8/6).

Third seed Dominic Thiem saw off lucky loser Jozek Kovalik 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 and will next face Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who beat 10th seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

The final quarter-final will be between Belgium's David Goffin and Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who beat Karen Khachanov and Pablo Andujar respectively.

Top seed Lucas Pouille was knocked out of the Hungarian Open at the second-round stage by Australian world number 94 John Millman, who secured a 6-3 6-4 success.

There were also wins for Andreas Seppi, Nikoloz Basilashvili and lucky loser Yannick Maden.

Related tennis links

Most Read

Check out horse racing tipster Ben Linfoot's latest Value Bet selections1

Value Bet: Cook to serve it up

Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet selections on Weatherbys Super Sprint day at Newbury, with two taken against the field in the feature race.

The latest transfer news for Friday July 202

Transfer Daily: latest updates

The latest transfer rumours and completed deals with Chelsea reported to be in talks with Juventus over a big-name striker.

Sporting Life columnist Richard Fahey on his weekend team3

Richard Fahey: Super chances

Richard Fahey talks us through his six-strong team for the Weatherbys Super Sprint while pondering his next move with Sands Of Mali in his latest column.

Kevin Kisner4

Late blunder costs Kisner at The Open

Housemates Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner set the pace in the 147th Open Championship as Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy headed the European bid to end American dominance of the majors.

Football Papaer Talk includes Higuain, Zaha and Wenger5

Friday's Paper Talk

Chelsea have turned their attention to signing Gonzalo Higuain while Arsene Wenger is in the frame to become Japan manager, all in today's papers.

Most Read

Check out horse racing tipster Ben Linfoot's latest Value Bet selections1

Value Bet: Cook to serve it up

Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet selections on Weatherbys Super Sprint day at Newbury, with two taken against the field in the feature race.

The latest transfer news for Friday July 202

Transfer Daily: latest updates

The latest transfer rumours and completed deals with Chelsea reported to be in talks with Juventus over a big-name striker.

Sporting Life columnist Richard Fahey on his weekend team3

Richard Fahey: Super chances

Richard Fahey talks us through his six-strong team for the Weatherbys Super Sprint while pondering his next move with Sands Of Mali in his latest column.

Kevin Kisner4

Late blunder costs Kisner at The Open

Housemates Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner set the pace in the 147th Open Championship as Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy headed the European bid to end American dominance of the majors.

Football Papaer Talk includes Higuain, Zaha and Wenger5

Friday's Paper Talk

Chelsea have turned their attention to signing Gonzalo Higuain while Arsene Wenger is in the frame to become Japan manager, all in today's papers.

Racing Tips

Check out horse racing tipster Ben Linfoot's latest Value Bet selections

Value Bet: Cook to serve it up

Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet selections on Weatherbys Super Sprint day at Newbury, with two taken against the field in the feature race.

Check out the latest tips from Simon Holt

Simon Holt: Kim Super bet

Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action at Newbury and has two best bets - including Little Kim in the Weatherbys Super Sprint.

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action

Saturday's racing preview

Projection is Anita Chambers' best bet for Saturday and she has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Next Race Off
19:29 Gulfstream
3
(3)
Crocodile Charlie
J: Edgard Zayas
8
(8)
Social Roy
J: Emisael Jaramillo

Football Tips

Neymar in action for Brazil against Serbia

Sporting Life: Tipping record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in July 2018.

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.

We have two best bets for the World Cup final

World Cup final betting tips

There's a David v Goliath battle in the World Cup final but will France prove just one game too far for Croatia? Paul Higham has two best bets.