Nadal and Fognini into Rio quarters

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Updated: February 21, 2014

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Rafa Nadal and Fabio Fognini were amongst the players to advance into the quarterfinals of the Rio Open

Nadal needed little time and effort to brush aside compatriot Albert Montanes, 6/1, 6/2 on his favourite clay while Fabio Fognini winner 2 weeks ago at Vin de Mar and runner up last week in Buenos Aires continued his form with a battling 7/6, 4/6, 6/3 win over Pablo Cuevas.

Joao Sousa and Alexandr Dolgopolov joined Nadal and Fognini in the quarterfinals following their 3 set wins over Albert Ramos and Facundo Bagnis respectively.