Dominic Theim and Kei Nishikori power into Barcelona Open quarter-finals

Michael Graham
Dominic Thiem - Barcelona Open quarter-finalist again

Dominic Thiem put his recent troubles behind him to power into the Barcelona Open quarter-finals for the third consecutive year.

The Austrian had to contend with some cold and overcast conditions on Thursday but still had far too much for Spaniard Jaume Munar, whom he defeated 7-5, 6-1.

Thiem, the third-seed, will face Guido Pella next up after he beat Benoit Paire.

Seventh-seed and two-time winner Kei Nishikori is also safely into the quarter-finals after an impressive win over NextGen star Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Nishikori quickly found his best against the Canadian before easing to a 6-1, 6-3 win in just 84 minutes and will now meet lucky loser Roberto Carballes Baena next.

The other two quarter-finals will see Daniil Medvedev play Nicolas Jarry, and Jan-Lennard Struff take on top-seed Rafael Nadal.

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