No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal defeated Robin Haase, 6-3, 6-2, to reach the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open in Doha. He saved both break points he faced.
After the match, Rafa said:
I’m very happy to be through. It was a great match, I think I played a solid match against a difficult opponent.
Our champ will play Russian Andrey Kuznetsov, who beat Ricardas Berankis, 7-6(6), 6-1.