Rafael Nadal of Spain watches his shot after returning it to Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil during the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Rafael Nadal saw off Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-1, 6-2 Wednesday to reach the last 16 of the Barcelona Open, while Andy Murray advanced after opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew.The pair had met once before in the second round of the 2013 U.S. Open, when Nadal won in straight sets, and his victory came nearly as easily here.Nadal said: "I want to thank everyone who makes this tournament possible, a historic tournament and one of the best of the year.Earlier, Australian player Tomic pulled out because of a lower back injury before his clash with Murray, setting the Briton up for a clash in the next round with Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, who beat compatriot Albert Montanes 6-2, 6-2 .
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