PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal defeats Nick Kyrgios to reach quarter-finals in Rome Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal has booked his place in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open by beating Australian Nick Kyrgios in three sets. After 2 hours and 39 minutes, our champ progressed through with a 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-4 victory in Rome. Rafa’s last-eight opponent will be the winner of the match later today between Novak Djokovic and Thomaz Bellucci. Vamos Rafa !!!