Rafael Nadal the seven-time champion is through to the last eight of the Italian Open in Rome after beating American Jack Sock in straight sets 6-4 6-3. Nadal nows extends his unbeaten run on clay this season to 17 matches & will now face Dominic Thiem in a repeat of last weeks final in Madrid.
Novak Djokovic the world number two is also through after defeating clay court specialist Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-4 6-4. Next up for Novak is Juan Martin del Potro. The shock of the day was world number three Stan Wawrinka losing to big serving American John Isner 7-6 6-4.