Rafael Nadal gains measure of revenge against Denis Shapovalov in Rome

18 May, 2018, 15:15 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Spain's Rafael Nadal | AP

Dimitrov, the world No. 4 who is celebrating his 27th birthday on Wednesday, also lost his first-round match at last week's Madrid Open. And that's what I did today. I can have some more practice days. But with my serve, I didn't lose many points.

The top Italian player came out wearing a black shirt with a red lightning bolt design down his chest and he was energized from the start, grazing the flower beds lining the court to return Thiem's heavily angled shots and frustrating the Austrian with well-placed lobs and touch volleys.

"We're finally connecting and I think that's the most attractive thing", Fognini said of the crowd, which whistled him off the court following an erratic performance a few years ago. And I was a little bit more relaxed, and I was able to not have more mistake with it, too.' About his quarter-final against Fabio Fognini, Nadal said: 'I'm going to prepare like every day.

The Serbia will next play Spaniard Albert Ramos Vinolas who needed three sets to get past American eighth seed John Isner 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/5).

Defending champion Alexander Zverev continued his excellent form with a 7-5 6-2 win over Matteo Berrettini, his 10th victory in a row.

"It felt good", said the 12-time Grand Slam victor.

Nadal, who hasn't won the Italian Open since 2013, will next face Fabio Fognini, who beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-4 6-4 to reach his first quarterfinal in 11 appearances at his home tournament.

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Belgian Goffin was leading 6-2 4-5 against fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro when the Argentine was forced to retire with what appeared to be a groin injury that throws his participation at the French Open into doubt.

Nadal had a measure of revenge later that year in the Hamburg final, winning 7-5 7-5.

The victor will play Anett Kontaveit, who ousted 1999 champion Venus Williams 6-2, 7-6 (3).

Dane Wozniacki was given a scare by Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova before closing out the match 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

The Romanian, a finalist in Rome previous year, is on her way to holding her top ranking as she next plays France's Caroline Garcia or American Sloane Stephens.

Three-time victor Maria Sharapova ousted Daria Gavrilova 6-3, 6-4 and will play fifth seed and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko who saw off Britain's Johanna Konta 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine recovered from a stunning 6-0 first set loss to Russia's Daria Kasatkina to take the match following 6-3 and 6-2 wins in the second and third sets respectively.

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