Muguruza, Nadal advance in Cincy

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

MASON, Ohio (AP) Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova got a doubleheader day started with victories at the Western & Southern Open on Friday. The tournament's top seeds then had only a few hours to eat, rest and prepare for quarterfinals matches.

Nadal spent only an hour and 37 minutes on court while beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (1), 6-2 in a match that never got started Thursday night because of rain. He was scheduled back on court five hours later to face Nick Kyrgios.

"And now another very, very difficult match," Nadal said as he left the court.

Read More...

2017 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Murray 7,750
2 R. Nadal 7,555
3 R. Federer 7,145
4 S. Wawrinka 5,780
5 N. Djokovic 5,325
6 M. Cilic 5,155
7 A. Zverev 4,470
8 D. Thiem 4,030
9 K. Nishikori 3,285
10 M. Raonic 3,230
View Full Leaderboard
2017 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 K. Pliskova 6,940
2 S. Halep 6,150
3 A. Kerber 5,730
4 E. Svitolina 5,650
5 C. Wozniacki 5,340
6 G. Muguruza 5,310
7 J. Konta 4,665
8 S. Kuznetsova 4,410
9 V. Williams 4,157
10 A. Radwanska 3,985
View Full Leaderboard