Rafael Nadal and Fabio Fognini are one round away from what would be a blockbuster title match in Hamburg. Standing in their respective ways on Saturday are Andreas Seppi and Lucas Pouille.
Rafael Nadal may not have been his completely dominant self, but by recent standards the performance was a decent one on Thursday at the bet-at-home Open. Nadal beat Jiri Vesely 6-4, 7-6(2) in two hours and 11 minutes to set up a quarterfinal showdown against Pablo Cuevas.
Day 1 at the BB&T Atlanta Open saw Andy Roddick win an exhibition match against fellow American Frances Tiafoe. In the real thing, Yen-Hsun Lu beat Malek Jaziri and Go Soeda upset Alexandr Dolgopolov.