The Spaniards Rafa NadalWorld number 2 qualified for the quarterfinals of the Barcelona tournament after winning 6-3, 6-3 of his compatriot David Ferrer (155th) who plays in Barcelona his penultimate race before retiring next month in Madrid.
Ferrer continues with his special curse against the Barcelona tournament Nadal, with whom he played four finals of this race, losing everyone against a Spaniard.
Nadal It seems he reunited with his game on Thursday after he had to take full advantage of the day before defeating Argentina Leonardo Mayer.
The Spaniards will be measured in the quarterfinals of the winner of the duel between the Greek Stephanos Tsitsipas and the German Jan-Lenard Struf.
Also Chilean Nicholas Jari, 81º from the world, will play in the quarterfinals, after winning with the suffering Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (43º) with 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/2).
In a game interrupted by rain for a few minutes, Jarry needed two hours to get rid of Dimitrov.
The Chileans, who have entered the main draw of the Barcelona tournament as a "lucky loser", continue their series of victories in this race after surprise in the first round of the German Alexander Zverev, the third in the world.
After the split of the first two rounds, the game was decided upon a sudden death in the third set.
Jari will face eighth place Russian midfielder Daniel Medvedev (14th), winner of McKenzie McDonald's (61st) in the morning with 6-3 and 6-2.
Austria's Dominique Tiem, number five in the world, and the Japanese Kei Nishikori, number 7, also entered the quarterfinals after winning the Spaniard Jame Mun (57th) and Canadian Felix Oze-Aliasime (31st) in two. kits.
The Japanese tennis player does not allow the young Canadian pearl, 18, who literally swept the track with a convincing 6-1, 6-3 in an hour and twenty-three minutes.
Oze-Aliasim was very nervous, made many mistakes for Nishikori, who was hard and began to rediscover his best game.
For his side, Thiem had to sweat more to prevail over the 21-year-old senior Major with 7-5, 6-1.
This was the second time Austrian and Munar (N.57) crossed their missiles after winning the first tournament last year.
Nishikori will face the winner of the match between Chilean Christian Garin (48th) and Spanish Roberto Carbeles (104th), while Tiem is expecting the winner of the duel between Argentina Gvido Pella (28th) and Frenchman Benoît Paire (46th) ). ,
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The Spaniards Rafa NadalWorld number 2 suffered on Wednesday to qualify for the Catalonian race, defeating Argentina's Leonardo Mayer (63) with 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 6-2, while David Ferrer won the Frenchman Lucas Puil 6-3, 6-1.
It cost him Nadal entered a duel in which he did not finish, having done it any time and had to overcome after losing the first set that ended the 30th series without losing in the Barcelona tournament.
Second place in the world needed two hours and 50 minutes to put an end to Meyer's resistance, which led to the first round after losing Nadal to three balls.
Rafael Nadal will now be measured in the next round David Ferrer (155th) who played in Barcelona for the penultimate career tournament before retiring to the Masters 1000 in Madrid.
"It's always a good match against a good friend and against one of the best players that sport has had in the last ten to twelve years, it's a little more special day because it's his last trophy of Conde de Godeau, but in the final it's a rival of maximum demand, "Nadal said for their next meeting.
Ferrer, 37 years and four times finalist at Barcelona Open, who always loses before Nadal, gets rid of the French Pouille for just one hour and a quarter of a dumbbell of 6-3, 6-1.
on Barcelona Open, also known as Conde de Godeo Trophy, he was challenged for a brick powder and gave 503,015 euros to the winner and 253,000 euros for the second place.