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Rafael Nadal reaches quarter-finals

Stranded overnight at 7-6, 5-3, the French Open champion needed just three minutes to swat aside Max Mirnyi in London.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2007 19:57 IST

Rafael Nadal needed just three minutes on Friday to swat aside Max Mirnyi 7-6, 6-3 and reach the quarterfinals at Queen's.

The French Open champion had been on the brink of winning his third-round match on Thursday when rain suspended play for the day.

Stranded at 7-6, 5-3 overnight, Nadal was in no mood to hang around on Friday as he knew he would have to return to the court later in the day for his last-eight outing.

The Belarussian managed to win only one point on the Spaniard's serve on Friday before bowing out.

Roland Garros semi-finalist Novak Djokovic and fifth seed Ivan Ljubicic are among those also playing catch-up and face back-to-back matches if they are to reach the last four.

Three-times former champion Andy Roddick and Chilean third seed Fernando Gonzalez will be in quarterfinal action later on Friday.

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