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The eight-time Rome champion Nadal cruised past Jeremy Chardy, 6-0, 6-1, and will next meet Nikoloz Basilashvili, while Djokovic eliminated Denis Shapovalov, 6-1, 6-3, and will play either Philipp Kohlschreiber or Marco Cecchinato.

Shapovalov appeared distracted by a flyover from fighter jets performing an air show and double-faulted to hand Djokovic a 3-1 lead in the first, prompting the 20-year-old Canadian to have a word with the chair umpire.

Also, the Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco rallied past fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

The top-ranked Osaka comfortably beat Dominika Cibulkova, 6-3, 6-3, and will next face Mihaela Buzarnescu.

Osaka, who can hold onto the No. 1 ranking by reaching the quarterfinals, hit 44 winners and 12 aces.

“My serve was really good,” Osaka said. “I just tried to be really calm.”

The Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova rallied past second-ranked Simona Halep, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, for her second win over the Romanian this year.

Halep, who was a finalist in Rome the last two years and is preparing to defend her French Open title, took a medical timeout early in the third set and received treatment on her left leg.

Others advancing included Stefanos Tsitsipas, Kei Nishikori, Diego Schwartzman and Jan-Lennard Struff, and Kiki Bertens, Petra Kvitova, GarbiƱe Muguruza, Johanna Konta and Kristina Mladenovic.


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