Spain's Rafael Nadal remained on course to win his first ATP World Tour Finals after a straight-sets dismissal on Wednesday of Serbia's Novak Djokovic, who struggled with an irritation to his right eye.
Two contenders for the US Open title advanced on Thursday as Swiss second seed Roger Federer swept past Germany's Andreas Beck and his compatriot Philipp Petzschner was ousted by the number three Serbian seed Novak Djokovic.
Spain's Rafael Nadal prevailed against compatriot Nicolas Almagro Wednesday to secure a spot in the French Open semi-finals, where he will face Austrian Jurgen Melzer, who came back from the dead to steal a quarter-final victory from Novak Djokovic.
Former world number one Rafael Nadal easily defeated in 1h30 Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and qualified for the Rome Masters semi-finals. Serbia's Novak Djokovic lost against another Spaniard, Fernando Verdasco.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic has a semi-final place in the ATP World Tour Finals within his sights after he defeated Rafael Nadal on Friday. The Spaniard leaves the competition without a single win.
Swede Robin Soderling claimed his second major upset at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday when he ousted world number three Novak Djokovic 7-6 6-1. Soderling knocked out Rafael Nadal in his opening match.