Serving at 1-1 in the second set, the world number one
stooped after a forehand from behind the baseline and clutched
his right foot before limping off the court at the change of
After jiggling his foot around some more during the break, Nadal
returned to the court to humble Monfils in just over two hours,
running the 25th seed ragged and feasting on his second serve.
The rangy Frenchman battled hard in the third set to prise
breakpoints at 3-3, but Nadal's serve remained unbroken as he
set up a clash with Japan's Kei Nishikori for a spot in the
(Reporting by Ian Ransom; editing by Pritha Sarkar)
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