Both Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray had an easy time in their matches on Thursday at the Japan Open, beating their respective opponents in just two sets.
The Japan Open, a 32-player tournament, is led by top-seeded Nadal. Five seeds remain in the tournament, including No. 4-seeded Mardy Fish and No. 7-seeded Radek Stepanek.
World No. 2 Nadal uprooted Milos Raonic, 7-5, 6-3. Nadal, the tournament's defending champion, will face Colombia's Santiago Giraldo in their quarterfinal match.
"I was happy with almost everything today," Nadal said. "I was focused with my serves without mistakes. I lost very few points on my serve in the last set."
Murray, the tournament's No. 2 seed, beat American Alex Bogomolov Jr., 6-1, 6-2. Murray's match took less than an hour. Murray will play Argentina's David Nalbandian next.
"My goal is to finish world No. 3 and pick up some titles before the end of the year," Murray said.
Other tournament results include:
Spain's David Ferrer won in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, against Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden.
Mardy Fish made his way to the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 win against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia.