Eight-time defending champion Rafael Nadal extended his Monte Carlo Masters winning streak to 44 matches by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-4 in the third round.
The third-seeded Nadal did not face a single break point and will play Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.
Nadal clipped a forehand winner past him to break and held at love to move up 5-3 in the second set. The Spaniard served out the match, clinching victory when the German scooped a backhand into the net.
Sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also advanced with a 6-3, 6-0 win against Jurgen Melzer and fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych struggled with his serve and lost 6-4, 6-2 to Italian Fabio Fognini.
''Is my first time to quarterfinal here in Monte Carlo. With the Italian people, I think they're happy. I'm Italian, so I feel home here,'' said Fognini, who will play Richard Gasquet or Marin Cilic in the last eight. ''I have another opportunity to play a great match, I think on center court tomorrow with full stadium. I'm just happ...