Paris, France (Sports Network) - Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal moved into
the fourth round at the French Open on Saturday.
The third-seeded former world No. 1 star got past 27th-seeded Italian shot-
maker Fabio Fognini 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4 on Court Chatrier.
Nadal, seeking a fourth straight title at this clay-court Grand Slam event, is
now 55-1 lifetime here. The Spanish great, who will turn 27 on Monday, beat
Novak Djokovic in last year's finale.
Nadal's fourth-round opponent will be 13th-seeded rising Japanese Kei
Nishikori, who topped 24th-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4,
6-1 on a sunny, breezy Day 7.
Meanwhile, seventh-seeded French favorite Richard Gasquet blew past fading
former world No. 3 Russian Nikolay Davydenko, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
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