Nadal’s Paris Masters quest continues as he reaches last eight
Rafa Nadal continued his quest for a maiden Paris Masters title when he survived a second-set blip to beat Pablo Cuevas 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday (November 2).
The Spaniard, who made sure he will end the year as world number one by reaching the third round, had to dig deep to see off Cuevas and set up a meeting with Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic.
David Goffin was knocked out in the third round but still became the first Belgian to qualify for the season-ending Tour finals after France’s Lucas Pouille lost to American Jack Sock.
Only one spot is left for the Nov. 12-19 eight-man event at the O2 in London and Juan Martin Del Potro will clinch it if the Argentine, who defeated Dutchman Robin Haase 7-5 6-4, reaches the last four.