Nadal breaks McEnroe's record to reach Madrid quarters
11 May, 2018, 05:08 | Author: Greg Lawrence
American McEnroe's 49-set winning run came on carpet in 1984.
World number Rafael Nadal on Thursday eased past Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 in the round of 16 of Madrid Open to storm into the quarter-final round and en route he broke John McEnroe's long-standing record in Open Era.
This time there were no mistakes from Nadal and he closed the match with a comfortable hold that pushed him inside the last eight, keeping hopes of winning the sixth title in Madrid alive.
He will play 5th seed Dominic Thiem on Friday in the last 8.
Elsewhere, Dusan Lajovic earned the biggest win of his career, battling back from a set down to knock out fourth seed Juan Martin Del Potro. But I've done it. Let's not talk about that any more and let's continue on what we have ahead, " he said.
Nadal said he was unaware of the record.
Nadal has now won 21 consecutive matches on the red dirt after another stunning exhibition in his homeland, Schwartzman putting up a strong fight but failing to deny the Spaniard another entry into the record books. "I still am not believing it 100 percent, but I know I deserved to win today".
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However, Novak Djokovic once again faltered lost to Kyle Edmund 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the second round, the sixth straight tournament in which he has failed to reach the quarter-finals.
The 23-year-old broke his Belgian opponent's serve twice in the opening set and once in the second, to seal a 6-3, 6-3 victory in an hour and 12 minutes.
Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens continued her impressive week as she backed up a third-round win over world No.2 Caroline Wozniacki to beat Maria Sharapova in the quarter-finals. I missed in some important moments, that's why it went her way but I'm not very disappointed about this match.
Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3, ending her bid to become a three-time consecutive champion in Madrid.
Halep, who has won the tournament for the last two years, had looked imperious on her way to the last eight, dropping only nine games in three matches including Wednesday's win against Pliskova's twin sister Kristyna.
France's 7th seed, Caroline Garcia also reached the last four after a 6-2, 6-3 over Carla Suarez Navarro, who Kiki Bertens, who on Wednesday beat No. 2 seed Caroline Woznianki, followed that up with a courageous fight back to beat Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
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