Nadal wins 90th Roland Garros match to reach quarter-finals

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Rafael Nadal (AP)
Rafael Nadal (AP)

Paris - Defending champion Rafael Nadal won his 90th match at Roland Garros on Sunday as he stormed into the quarter-finals for the 13th time.

Nadal, bidding for a 12th title at the tournament, swept past Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.

In what will be his 38th Grand Slam quarter-final appearance, the 32-year-old Spaniard will face either Japan's Kei Nishikori or Benoit Paire of France for a semi-final place.

Nadal has only been defeated twice in his French Open career and the 78th-ranked Londero never looked like becoming the third.

Results from the eighth day of the French Open on Sunday (x denotes seeding):

Men

Fourth round

Stan Wawrinka (SUI x24) bt Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x6) 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6

Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-2, 6-3, 6-3

Kei Nishikori (JPN x7) leads Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-2, 6-7 (8/10), 6-2 - match suspended due to darkness

Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) bt Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) 6-2, 6-3, 6-3

Women

Fourth round

Sloane Stephens (USA x7) bt Garbine Muguruza (ESP x19) 6-4, 6-3

Johanna Konta (GBR x26) bt Donna Vekic (CRO x23) 6-2, 6-4

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) bt Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x12) 6-2, 6-0

Petra Martic (CRO x31) bt Kaia Kanepi (EST) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

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