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Nadal reaches quarters

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Rafael Nadal has reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after overcoming the spirited Dominic Thiem. 

The fifth seeded Spaniard took command after a fiercely contested first set and sealed a confidence boosting 7-5 6-3 win over Thiem.

Nadal had suffered defeat to Thiem earlier this year and his serve was given a stern examination by the 22-year-old Austrian from the start.

But the 14-time Grand Slam winner showed his experience in the second set and will next face fourth seed Stan Wawrinka.

The Swiss player advanced to the quarters with a dominant 6-1 6-2 victory over Frenchman Gilles Simon. 

Elsewhere, Roger Federer booked his spot in the final eight after a routine 6-2 6-4 win against Roberto Bautista Agut.

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