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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Former No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal beat Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open.
Nadal will face Paolo Lorenzi of Italy, who defeated Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to advance.
David Ferrer of Spain and Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas also reached the quarterfinals in the clay court event.