ROME – Seven-time Italian Open champion Rafael Nadal of Spain sailed into the tournament’s third round on Wednesday, after defeating Damir Dzhumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina 6-1, 6-0.
World No. 2 Nadal defeated Dzhumhur, world No. 31, in just 61 minutes, his second win in three career encounters.
Nadal is scheduled to square off against either the Netherlands’ Robin Haase or Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, a 2018 Madrid Open semifinalist.