Second-seeded Rafael Nadal remained perfect in matches at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel ATP event in Acapulco, Mexico, by easing past Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-1 in a second-round match on Wednesday night.
Nadal improved his record to 12-0 at this event, needing only 66 minutes to get past Lorenzi.
Nadal broke Lorenzi’s serve five times and lost only five points on his serve, never facing a break point.
Nadal’s opponent in the quarterfinals will be Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan, who eliminated Aussie Jordan Thompson 6-4, 3-6, 6-0. Nishioka defeated seventh-seeded Jack Sock in three sets in the first round.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic faced a strong challenge from Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro on Wednesday, but the Serb emerged with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory.
Next up for Djokovic is a quarterfinal matchup with sixth-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia, who defeated Donald Young of the United States 6-2, 6-4.
“I played really well today,” Kyrgios said. “I’m really enjoying my time here.”
American Sam Querrey recorded the biggest upset of the day, eliminating fifth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 6-2, 6-3 in 69 minutes.
Marin Cilic, of Croatia, was pushed to three sets but won the critical points to beat 20-year-old Borna Coric of Croatia 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.
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