Nadal cruises past Almagro to reach Rio Open quarters

Johannesburg, Feb.19 (ANI): Spanish tennis maestro Rafael Nadal progressed through to the quarterfinals of the Rio Open after defeating compatriot Nicolas Almagro in straight sets on Friday.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion claimed a 6-3, 7-5 win over Almagro in a contest that lasted one hour and 40 minutes on a clay court, Sport24 reported.

Nadal will next play against Oleksandr Dolgopolov for a spot in the semifinals. (ANI)

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