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Rafael Nadal gains quarters in Mexico

Updated: February 28, 2013, 3:45 AM ET
Associated Press

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Rafael Nadal took another step in his return from injury Wednesday as the former world No. 1 defeated Argentina's Martin Alund 6-0, 6-4 to reach the Mexican Open quarterfinals.

The second-seeded Nadal needed just 85 minutes to beat Alund at the clay-court tournament and will next face another Argentine in Leonardo Mayer, who defeated Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov 6-2, 6-2 to advance.

Top-seeded David Ferrer beat American Wayne Odesnik 6-2, 6-1 to reach the final ...

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