Nadal, Federer into Monte Carlo quarters

(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

MONACO (AP) Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal had little trouble reaching the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday.

Fourth-seeded Roger Federer also got through, shaking off a slow start before dispatching Czech player Lukas Rosol 6-4, 6-1 in a little under one hour.

Having looked a little rusty in the second round on Wednesday, where he trailed 3-1 against Teymuraz Gabashvili, Nadal was more clinical this time and raced into a 4-0 lead.

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2014 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 R. Nadal 13,730
2 N. Djokovic 11,680
3 S. Wawrinka 5,760
4 R. Federer 5,355
5 T. Berdych 4,720
6 D. Ferrer 4,640
7 J. del Potro 4,260
8 A. Murray 4,040
9 R. Gasquet 2,635
10 M. Raonic 2,580
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2014 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 12,375
2 N. Li 7,585
3 A. Radwanska 5,980
4 V. Azarenka 5,441
5 S. Halep 4,695
6 P. Kvitova 4,295
7 A. Kerber 4,110
8 J. Jankovic 4,010
9 M. Sharapova 3,961
10 D. Cibulkova 3,720
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