Nadal hasn't regained his form yet on clay (Getty)</p><div><p>Spanish star Rafael booked <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/taxonomy/term/13951" rel="noopener">Nadal</a>, His seat in the Barcelona Open quarter-finals <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/taxonomy/term/11062" rel="noopener">Tennis</a>Today, Thursday, after defeating his Japanese counterpart Ki Nishikori, who has twice previously won the championship.
The world number three beat his opponent by 6-0, 2-6, 6-2, in a match that lasted for two hours and 19 minutes, as Nadal had to make a great effort to topple his opponent.
Nadal did not regain his level until the moment on clay courts, after being absent from the stadiums in general in recent tournaments due to injury, although he advanced in the group easily, but the 39th world ranking, seeking to return to the list of the top ten, was able to hinder the Matador in the second group.
And Nishikori failed to contain Rafa in the third group, to cross the 11-time Barcelona champion to the quarter-finals, achieving the 12th victory over the Japanese, against two losses.
Nadal, who is preparing for Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam tournament this season, will meet in the next round British player Cameron Nuri, who reached the same role after the withdrawal of his Belgian rival David Goofy due to injury.