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Rafael Nadal powers his way to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Lukas Rosol.

Rafa Rolls at BNP Paribas Masters

Spaniard into Round of 16 with straight-sets 6-2, 6-2 win over Rosol

Perhaps it was the memory of their most recent encounter last week in Basel, when Lukas Rosol extended him to a third-set tie-break in the first round. But Rafael Nadal was in no mood for a long afternoon on Wednesday at the BNP Paribas Masters, where he rolled into the Round of 16 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over the 66th-ranked Czech in just over an hour.

Nadal, who dropped just six points on his serve, is now 4-1 in FedEx ATP Head2Head match-ups with Rosol.

"I didn't prepare differently,” said Nadal of facing Rosol in back-to-back weeks. “It was just another match, a tough match against a difficult player. He's always tough, but I was playing much better than I did last week in the first round. I played a solid match, not many mistakes. I served well and went for the points with my forehand.”

The No. 7 seed raced out to 3-0 lead before Rosol managed to hold serve. Behind eight winners, including three aces, he would take the first set in 30 minutes.

The 29-year-old would hold at love to open the second set, and further distance himself with a break in the fourth game for a 3-1 advantage. With Rosol serving to stay in the match at 2-5, Nadal would convert his fourth and final service break of the match to seal the win.

Nadal improved to 57-18 on the year, but he has yet to snare an ATP Masters 1000 title after winning at least one per year between 2005 and 2014. He is coming off his sixth ATP World Tour final of the season in Basel (l. to Roger Federer 6-3, 5-7, 6-3).

Tomas Berdych needed three sets over two hours and 15 minutes to overcome qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. The No. 5-seeded Czech struggled on his serve, totaling six double faults and landing just 47 per cent of his first serves. But he would make good on five of six break-point opportunities in securing the win to advance.    

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