Nadal, Thiem and Del Potro reach Italy Open quarter-finals

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:15 GMT, May 19, 2017 |

Italy Open favourite Rafael Nadal’s imperious start to the clay court season continued as he maintained his unbeaten streak on the surface this year with a 6-3 6-4 victory over 13th seeded American Jack Sock.

Nadal meets Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals after the Austrian beat American Sam Querrey in a match that went down to the wire, with Thiem winning the match 3-6 6-3 7-6(7).

Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori in straight sets 7-6(4) 6-3 and faces Novak Djokovic in the last eight.