Nadal, Wawrinka join Federer, Djokovic in quarter-finals of Monte Carlo Masters

Johannesburg, Apr 18 (ANI): World No.1 Rafael Nadal and Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka have eased into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday, where they were joined by defending champion Novak Djokovic and Swiss ace Roger Federer.

Nadal, Wawrinka join Federer, Djokovic in quarter-finals of Monte Carlo Masters

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The Spaniard became the 11th man to crack 300 wins on clay following his landmark 6-1, 6-3 win over Italy’s Andreas Seppi while Djokovic cruised past Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and Federer saw off Czech Lukas Rosol.

According to Sport24, Swiss third seed Wawrinka reached the quarter-finals without hitting a ball after his third-round opponent Nicolas Almagro withdrew for an unspecified reason and he will next meet eighth seed Milos Raonic after the Canadian beat 11th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4, 6-3.

Nadal, who is yet to approach all-time top winner on the surface- Argentine Guillermo Vilas, will next meet compatriot David Ferrer, who booked his place by beating Bulgarian number 12 Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2.

Meanwhile, Djokovic, who ended Nadal’s eight-year Monte Carlo winning run in 2013, will next play Spanird Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who beat fifth seed Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Federer, the fourth seed, spent just 57 minutes on court getting past Rosol 6-4, 6-1 and next plays ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the report added. (ANI)