Nadal crushes Lajovic to set up Ferrer clash

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 02, 2014 9:27 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafa Nadal dismantled unseeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-2 6-1 on Monday to set up a French Open quarter-final clash with fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in a repeat of last year's final.

Eight-times champion and world No.1 Nadal improved his Roland Garros win-loss record to a remarkable 63-1 to advance having not dropped a set in Paris this year.

World No. 83 Lajovic, who had not previously lost a set on his French Open debut, quickly went 5-0 down and never recovered, also losing the first four games of the second set to love.

Nadal ended the masterclass on his first match point with a thumping forehand down the line.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond)