Nadal records 74th straight win

Updated: 12 May 2007 15:20 IST

Rafael Nadal's 74th consecutive win on clay saw the defending champion through to the last eight of the Rome Masters on Thursday.

Rome:

Rafael Nadal's 74th consecutive win on clay saw the defending champion through to the last eight of the Rome Masters on Thursday.

The 20-year-old Spaniard beat Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-2.

Second-seeded Nadal will meet Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals after the Serbian number five seed put out Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-2, 7-5.

In other matches, twelfth seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Argentina's Jose Acasuso 6-1, 6-2.

Nikolay Davydenko of Russia, the number four seed, beat Italian wild card Potito Starace in three sets and Spain's Tommy Robredo, seeded seven, defeated Gilles Simon of France, 6-2, 6-2.

Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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