World number one Rafael Nadal beats Russia’s Karen Khachanov to keep up bid for 11th Monte Carlo Masters title

World number one Rafael Nadal has continued his bid for an 11th Monte Carlo Masters title with a 6-3 6-2 win over Russia’s Karen Khachanov in the last 16.

The Spaniard, triumphed in an hour 38 minutes against world number 38 Khachanov.

Meanwhile, Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem beat Novak Djokovic to set up a quarter-final against Nadal on Friday.

Former world number one Djokovic lost 6-7 6-2 6-3 in an engrossing match.



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