[Yahoo] Nadal reaches quarterfinals of Open 13 (AP)

Rusty Backhand
02-16-2006, 10:45 PM
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat French wild-card Gilles Simon 7-5, 6-4 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Open 13. Nadal enjoyed an easier second-round after saving a match point in his opening match. The 19-year-old Spaniard converted all three of his breakpoints against Simon. He next plays Paul-Henri Mathieu of France, who upset seventh-seeded Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 7-6 (0),...