Rafael Nadal (ATP 2) is placed for the quarter-finals on the graveltoernooi of Barcelona. The Spanish topreekshoofd defeated in the third round to compatriot David Ferrer (ATP 155) in two sets. After 1 hour and 57 minutes was the 6-3, 6-3 final score on the board. The match was at 5-3 in the first set a time shut down because of the rain.
The 32-year-old Nadal and the 37-year-old Ferrer, who next month afzwaait at the tournament of Madrid, know each other very well. They were already on Thursday for the 32nd time opposite each other on the ATP circuit. From previous encounters had Nadal, 25 won.
The Spanish gravelkoning takes it in the quarterfinals against the German Jan-Lennard Struff (ATP 51), David Goffin (ATP 22) is turned off, or the Greek, Stefano Tsitsipas (ATP 8). Who last played last year the final in Barcelona against Nadal. The Spaniard won easily 6-2, 6-1, and took as his eleventh title in the Catalan capital, which he will record. In the quarter-finals awaits the Russian Daniil Medvedev (ATP 14).
Still Thursday, also reached the Chilean ‘lucky loser Nicolas Jarry (ATP 81) in the last eight. He vloerde the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 43), a former number three, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/2). Jarry had in the second round surprisingly the German Alexander Zverev (ATP 3) is turned off.
David Goffin lost in the second round of the German Jan-Lennard Struff with 7-6 and 6-3.