Rome: Rafal Nadal and Roger Federer have entered in the Pre-Quarterfinal of Italian Open Tennis tournament being held in Rome. Second-seeded Spaniard Nadal defeated Jeremy Chardy of France in straight sets 6-0,6-1.
Swiss Federer defeated Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4 6-3 to reach in the third round. Federer plays Borna coric next, while Nadal faces Nikoloz Basilashvili later tonight.
Sixth seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori secured a place in last sixteen defeating Tailer Fritz of United States 6-2, 6-4. Spain's Fernando Verdasco defeated Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 5-6.
In Women's section Britain's Johanna Konta has entered in the 3rd round. She defeated world's eight number sloen Stefence of US 6-7, 6-4, 6-1.
In the next round Konta will take on venus williams of US. World number Naomi osaka also entered in the 3rd round defeating Dominika Cibulková 6-3, 6-3.
She will face Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu. In another match, world's fourth number Kiki Burtence of Denmark deafeated Amanda Anisimova of US 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. Wimbledon champion of 2017 Garbine Muguruza entered in the 3rd round defeating Danielle Rose Collins6-4, 4-6 , 6-2. (AIR NEWS)