Novak Djokovic beat Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, at the 2017 Italian Open in Rome on Thursday. Djokovic won on a day when third seed Stan Wawrinka crashed out after a straight-sets defeat to unseeded American John Isner.
Rafael Nadal was just as impressive as Djokovic after beating American Jack Sock, 6-3, 6-4, late on. Nadal will now meet Dominic Thiem in the quarter-final after he survived a tense, three-set tussle with Sam Querrey. Thiem won the third set on a tiebreak but only after saving three match points.
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