Rafael Nadal continues to dominate on red clay this season, advancing to the Round of 16 at the Madrid Open on Tuesday with a victory over No. 39 Andrey Kuznetsov. The world No.5 cruised in just 79 minutes, 6-3 6-3.
Nadal, who has now won 11 straight matches, had just nine unforced errors, while hitting 22 winners and four aces against the 25-year-old Russian.
Looking for his third straight tournament victory, Nadal is coming off a championship in Barcelona a little over a week ago. The 29-year-old also defeated Gael Monfils in the finals at Monte Carlo on April 17.
Nadal is the No.2 favorite at Madrid, trailing world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who has 10/11 odds to win the Masters 1000 tournament.
The King of Clay will face the winner of Wednesday match between No. 37 Sam Querrey and No. 58 Lucas Pouille.
Here are highlights from Tuesday's match.