Nadal and Fognini into Rio quarters

Updated: February 21, 2014


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.