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Nadal romps into Australian Open quarters

ANI | Updated: Jan 21, 2018 14:50 IST

Melbourne [Australia], Jan 21 (ANI): World number one Rafael Nadal cruised into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a victory over Argentina's Diego Schwartzman at the Melbourne Park on Sunday.

The Spaniard won 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena to set up a last-eight meeting with Croatia's Marin Cilic.

Argentina's Schwartzman made Nadal sweat in three hours and 51 minutes long match as the 16-time Grand Slam winner faced his first defeat in a set of the tournament.

Meanwhile, in another men's singles, Kyle Edmund edged past Andreas Seppi to play his first major quarter-finals.

The British number two defeated Seppi 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 at the same venue.

He will next face either Australia's Nick Kyrgios or Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the last eight on Tuesday.(ANI)