| GEO Sports|
| Nadal, Djokovic into quarterfinals at French Open|
| Updated at: 1051 PST, Monday, June 02, 2008|
PARIS: Three-time defending champion Rafael Nadal and third-seeded Novak Djokovic posted fourth-round victories on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of French Open Tennis Tournament.
Second-seeded Nadal easily beat 22nd-seeded fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-1, 6-0, 6-2 to improve his lifetime record at the French Open to an impressive 25-0.
Nadal put forth his best effort thus far as Verdasco struggled. Verdasco committed 38 unforced errors and six double faults.
The 21-year-old Nadal will face fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro in the quarterfinals. Nadal is 2-0 in previous matches against Almagro.
Almagro edged crowd favorite Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (9-7), 7-5 in his Day 8 match that last almost three hours.
Djokovic beat crowd favorite Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Djokovic is looking to win his first-ever French Open title; his best showing at Roland Garros came last year when he reached the semifinals.
The fourth round will conclude on Monday with the final four matches, including ones for world No.1 Roger Federer and fifth-seeded David Ferrer. The two-time French Open runner-up Federer will take on unseeded Frenchman Julien Benneteau, while Ferrer will play 21st-seeded Czech Radek Stepanek.