As the rain interrupted today’s day play, Nadal was forced to play his match under floodlights. It didn’t seem to bother him as he crushed his opponent and set up a quarterfinal encounter against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland.
Wawrinka outclassed Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-3 6-3 in just 80 minutes and made his way into the last 8.
Also through to the quarters is Robin Haase of Netherlands, who defeated the Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 6-2 6-3.
Haase will have to play world no.1 Djokovic next, who beat Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 2-6 6-1 6-4.