National Sports News
8-time champion Rafael Nadal eases into Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals by beating Seppi
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:22 AM EDT
Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal had little trouble reaching the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday.
The top-seeded Nadal was only briefly troubled in the second set when Seppi broke him to love to pull back to 4-3 down. But Seppi could not hold and Nadal served out the match.
He next faces sixth-seeded David Ferrer or No. 12 Grigor Dimitrov.
Nadal won the tournament eight times in succession before losing last year's final to Novak Djokovic.