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Djokovic, Nadal through easily but Murray crashes out in Madrid

Djokovic, Nadal through easily but Murray crashes out in Madrid

"We'll see in the next couple of days".

Thiem had kept passing "youngest-since" milestones as he totted up eight titles from 12 finals in under three years, and broke the top 50 at the age of 20, the top 20 at 21, and the top 10 a year ago after reaching his first Major semi-final at the French Open.

Nadal reckoned his historically-great rivalry with Djokovic has helped him improve as a player. "He was by far the better player". The third-seeded Halep, who also lost the 2014 final to Maria Sharapova, will play to keep her title against eighth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation or Kristina Mladenovic of France.

Kuznetsova will face the victor of an intriguing clash between top seed Angelique Kerber and Eugenie Bouchard, who dumped out Maria Sharapova in thrilling fashion on Monday.

Mladenovic made it to her fourth final of the year_ and second consecutive _ by defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation 6-4, 7-6 (4).

It marked Goffin's 27th win of the year-having made the finals in Sofia and Rotterdam plus the semis in Monte-Carlo already-and his eighth top-10 victory.

Djokovic defeated Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 7-5, while Nadal eased past Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-3, 6-1.

"One break was enough, 5-4, 6-5, both sets", Djokovic said in his post-match interview.

A tidy win sends Djokovic into the quarterfinals against Kei Nishikori, who denied David Ferrer his 700th career victory with a clinical 6-4, 6-3, conquest that spanned 85 minutes.

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Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas recovered from losing the second set 6-0 to beat Benoit Paire and will meet Germany's Alexander Zverev, a 6-4 6-4 victor over Tomas Berdych.

"I didn't feel too good before the tournament on the court".

However, a mixture of Almagro nerves and Djokovic upping his intensity saw the world number two react immediately to level at 3-3.

Djokovic replied excellently to one of the Spaniard's specialties in the fifth game that preceded one of three break points for the 29-year-old in the opening frame.

The sixth-seeded Nishikori, a Madrid finalist in 2014, withdrew saying his wrist was "not 100 percent" and he didn't want to risk it.

Nadal was coming off titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona and had made it to three finals earlier in the year.

After failing to make the quarter-finals at the Monte-Carlo Masters, the 2015 French Open victor will be hoping for drastic improvement at the Internazionali d'Italia next week.

The Japanese player has been struggling with the problem in recent weeks and it also caused him to withdraw from the Barcelona Open.

Nishikori said he will try to recover in time to play in Rome next week and then in the French Open at the end of the month. "I thought I played really solid".


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