Nadal cruises into quarters at Aussie Open

Melbourne, Australia ( - Third-seeded Rafael Nadal punched his ticket into the Australian Open quarterfinals with an easy victory over Kevin Anderson.

Nadal was tested in the first set but ultimately prevailed 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 over the South African.

Seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 win over Bernard Tomic.

Also in action, sixth-seeded Andy Murray is playing 10th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, while Andreas Seppi of Italy is trying to build off his upset win over Roger Federer in a meeting with Aussie Nick Kyrgios.