Djokovic produced a clinical 6-4 6-2 win over up-and-coming Jannik Sinner on Wednesday before Nadal, the 11-time champion at the Country Club, thrashed Federico Delbonis 6-1 6-2.
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Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title.
World number one Nadal, chasing an 11th title at the tournament, a week after claiming the Monte Carlo Masters for an 11th time, will next face Slovakia’s Martin Klizan
The 31-year-old Nadal needs to win an 11th Monaco title to retain the number one ranking ahead of Roger Federer, and will be a red-hot favourite against Japan’s Nishikori in Sunday’s final
Nadal breezed through the opener, bringing up set point with a trademark curling forehand before sealing the set with a deft drop shot
Nadal was flawless in the first set, only giving his opponent one game as he was ruthless with his service
Nadal fought back from a break down in the first set and went on to win 6-4 in controversial circumstances
Goffin, who will meet Rafael Nadal or Diego Schwartzman in the semi-finals, had not previously beaten a top-three player
Murray struggled to overcome Gilles Muller in the last 32 on Wednesday and after a inconsistent start, he took control of the first set against Ramos-Vinola racing away from 2-2 to take it 6-2
The right elbow injury prompted Murray to withdraw from last month’s Miami Open and he also missed Britain’s recent quarterfinal loss to France in the Davis Cup
The Spaniard, who is searching for his first title of 2017, sealed a 6-0 5-7 6-3 victory in two hours and 20 minutes
Tsonga was making his return after the birth of his first child, but in the opening second round match of the week, the Frenchman crashed out 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3 against his fellow countryman and world No 56
The Serbian, who has recently recovered from a lingering right elbow injury, took the first set before the Frenchman took the next to send the match into a decider
Britain’s Andy Murray continues to lead the top 10 which is unchanged aside from Nishikori’s upward move, which could have a bearing on his and Nadal’s seeding for the upcoming Barcelona ATP tournament