efe-epaMelbourne, Australia

Spain’s Rafael Nadal made the quarterfinals of the Australian Open men’s tournament after winning his fourth-round match against No. 18 seed Fabio Fognini by 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

“Against a player such as Fabio you have to be worried at all times. For me it is better to play during the day, it suits me because of my game characteristics,” he said after beating the Italian in almost two and a half hours.EFE-EPA