Nadal sails into Monte Carlo quarters

Updated: 20 April 2012 01:26 IST

Second seed Rafael Nadal continued the quest for an eighth straight title at the Monte Carlo Masters as he dispatched Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-1 in exactly one hour.

Nadal sails into Monte Carlo quarters
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Monte Carlo:

Second seed Rafael Nadal continued the quest for an eighth straight title at the Monte Carlo Masters as he dispatched Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-1 in exactly one hour.

Nadal will next face Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, who defeated No. 8 Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-3, for a place in the semi-finals.

With the win, Nadal also stays on path to meet nemesis and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who also made it to the quarterfinals, in the final.

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