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Rafael Nadal rolls into quarterfinals

Updated: January 22, 2012, 11:06 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MELBOURNE, Australia -- His right knee and left ankle taped, Rafael Nadal didn't look to be in any pain as he gave friend Feliciano Lopez the runaround Sunday, winning 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals .

Nadal, who bizarrely hurt his knee while sitting in a chair the day before the tournament began, is one win away from a possible semifinal against old rival Roger Federer after beating his fellow Spaniard for the ninth time in 11 matches.

Federer ended the run ...

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