Rafael Nadal through to Brazil Open Quarter Finals

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2013, 10:39 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Sao Paulo (Brazil): Former world number 1 Rafael Nadal continued his comeback from a major knee injury with another straight sets win, beating off local boy Joao Souza 6-3 6-2 in an hour and 19 minutes.

The 26-year-old Spaniard made short work of the world number 140 in the second round of the Brazil Open, his second competitive tournament after his knee injury kept him out for almost 8 months, but was still short o his best.

He will face Carlos Berlocq in the Quarter Finals next as he looks to finally get a title under his belt this year.