Nadal, Federer score

Nadal, Federer score

Bopanna-Qureshi storm into doubles quarterfinals

Nadal, Federer score

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic demonstrated their superior class on clay as they eased into the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.

Claycourt wizard Nadal barely broke a sweat in his 6-1, 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi while fourth seed Federer recovered from a break in the first set to beat Czech Lukas Rosol 6-4, 6-1.

Champion Djokovic dropped just one game as he demolished Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 to continue his title defence in the principality.

Spaniard Nadal, whose eight-year reign as champion was ended by Djokovic in the final last year, extended his proud record in Monte Carlo to 50-2 with the win on centre court.
The world number one will next meet compatriot and sixth seed David Ferrer in the final eight, who made easy work of Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov by winning 6-4, 6-2.

Federer, who has a record 17 Grand Slam titles, will face local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a mouth-watering quarterfinal after the French ninth seed shook off a mediocre start to celebrate his 29th birthday with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Italy's Fabio Fognini.

Djokovic, seeded second, will face either fifth seed Czech Thomas Berdych or Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, and he can look forward to a titanic semi-final showdown with Federer should they both get past their next opponents.

Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka reached the quarterfinals without hitting a ball on Thursday after his third-round opponent Nicolas Almagro withdrew injured. Australian Open champion Wawrinka advances to meet eighth seed Milos Raonic after the Canadian beat 11th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4, 6-3.

Bopanna, Qureshi win

Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi beat Lukas Kubot and Robert Lindstedt 6-3, 6-0 to advance ng to the doubles quarterfinals.