Rafael Nadal Reaches Swiss Indoors Quarterfinals

Updated: 22 October 2014 23:12 IST

Rafael Nadal, playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, blasted past Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in 57 minutes, breaking the qualifier's serve five times.

Rafael Nadal Reaches Swiss Indoors Quarterfinals
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a ball to Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France during the Swiss Indoors ATP 500 tennis tournament. © AFP

Basel:

Rafael Nadal continued his comeback from injury with a 6-1, 6-1 win against unheralded Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Wednesday to reach the Swiss Indoors quarterfinals.

The second-seeded Spaniard, playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, blasted past Herbert in 57 minutes, breaking the qualifier's serve five times.

Nadal, who struggled with appendicitis earlier this month in Shanghai, was never troubled by the 120th-ranked Herbert, who double-faulted 11 times.

Nadal did save two break points, including when he was serving for the match. He next plays either Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan or 17-year-old Croatian wild card entry Borna Coric on Wednesday. Both won their first-round matches.

Later, top-seeded Roger Federer looks to join Nadal in the last eight when he faces Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.

Topics : Rafael Nadal Tennis
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