Ruthless Nadal advances, Thiem stung by Fognini

Rafael Nadal

"I will do all of the exams now and then I will try to make a good decision for the future".

The Spaniard will reclaim the number one spot from Roger Federer should he win the title. But with my serve, I didn't lose many points.

"I didn't feel completely dead out there but I felt like I could've been fresher", Shapovalov said.

The victory books Nadal a date with fiery local Fabio Fognini, who continues to impress in Rome.

Next up for Ramos-Vinolas is a meeting with Novak Djokovic, who eased past Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4 6-2. "The only thing he needs is a little bit more time".

"He was really serving big and I had some mistakes with the return", Nadal said.

Maria Sharapova saved two break points in the third set to get past Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Interestingly, while Rafa soared high, his last week's conqueror, Thiem slumped to a 4-6, 6-1, 3-6 defeat to Italian veteran Fabio Fognini.

Nadal will next face Canada's Denis Shapovalov, who faced a grueling test in battling past Dutchman Robin Haase 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-3 in almost two and a half hours.

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For Zverev it was an 11th consecutive win after back-to-back title runs at Munich and Madrid.

Rounding out the day's action, 10th-seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta bested American Steve Johnson 6-4, 2-6, 6-4; Frenchman Benoit Paire upset 14th-seeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 and Great Britain's Kyle Edmund defeated 16th-seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6 (3). "[Fognini] is a tough player and I'm looking forward to the challenge".

Third seed Grigor Dimitrov did not have a birthday to remember as he fell 7-6 (4), 5-7, 4-6 to Kei Nishikori.

The Romanian, a finalist in Rome previous year, is on her way to holding on to top spot as she next plays France's Caroline Garcia who dumped out US Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-1, 7-6 (9/7).

Halep needed to reach at least the last eight and go further than world number two Caroline Wozniacki to retain the top-ranking going into the French Open.

Goffin got through when Juan Martin del Potro had to retire at 6-2, 4-5 with a left leg injury he sought treatment for earlier in the match.

Dane Wozniacki was given a scare by Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova before closing out the match 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

Important results: Women: Third round: Simona Halep w/o Madison Keys; Jelena Ostapenko bt Johanna Konta 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; Elina Svitolina bt Darya Kasatkina 0-6, 6-3, 6-2; Angelique Kerber bt Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-1.

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