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Top seeded Rafael Nadal advances to the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup

The top seed as well as the defending champion of the Rogers Cup has managed to advance into the quarterfinals of the tournament after his 6-3, and a 6-4 win over Guido Paella of Argentina.




Nadal said of his win, “the day was a tough one because of wind. But we are still sued to playing like this. When the game is played outdoors, it is part of the game. Of course, it is still better to play without this type of harsh wind.”

He continued, “At the same time, it is great to play under tough conditions as each player has different options and the best once has the better chances to survive. It is about adapting and then focusing mentally.”

Nadal, who won his 4th title of Rogers Cup, last year, has now won 379 matches of the ATP Masters 1000 events and broke the tie for the most matches win with Roger Federer. Nadal has now 82 singles title victories with him winning the last title of French Open held in June.

For his quarterfinals match, he will now face 7th seeded Italian player Fabio Fognini who earlier defeated Adrian Mannarino of France by 6-2 and 7-5.

In other matches of the day, 6th seeded Karen Khachanov won against the teenager from Montreal; Felix Auger-Aliassime by 6-7, 7-5 and 6-3.

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