Second-seeded Rafael Nadal traveled into the quarter-finals of the ATP Acapulco competition on Wednesday with a far reaching 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Paolo Lorenzi.
Spain’s Nadal, a two-time victor in Acapulco who is playing his first competition since tumbling to Roger Federer in the Australian Open last, made short work of the 38th-positioned Lorenzi.
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Nadal dropped only seven focuses on his serve, never confronting a break point.
He broke the Italian for the fifth time in the last round of the match, conveying a stinging forehand champ to wrap up the win in only 66 minutes.
Nadal next confronts Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka, a 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 champ over Australian fortunate washout Jordan Thompson.
Activity on Acapulco’s Cancha Central was to close Wednesday with top-seeded Novak Djokovic going up against Argentine veteran Juan Martin del Potro – with the champ progressing to a quarter-last conflict with Australia’s Nick Kyrgios.
6th seeded Kyrgios crushed American Donald Young 6-2, 6-4.
Djokovic is back in real life this week interestingly since his stun second-round exit at the Australian Open in January.
Third-seeded Marin Cilic booked his quarter-last billet with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 triumph over kindred Croatian Borna Coric.
Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion, stayed unbeaten against his 20-year-old countryman.
He terminated twelve aces, and softened Coric three circumstances up the match – incorporating twice in the last set to set up a conflict with American Steve Johnson, a 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 victor over American trump card Ernesto Escobedo.