Spanish prime seed Rafael Nadal survived a scare earlier than preventing again to beat Belarusian qualifier Ilya Ivashka within the second spherical of the Barcelona Open.
Nadal, who has not misplaced on clay to an opponent ranked outdoors the world’s prime 100 since 2004, received 3-6 6-2 6-4 towards 111th-ranked Ivashka.
British primary Dan Evans was unable to proceed his wonderful kind on clay, shedding to France’s Corentin Moutet in a spiky second-round match.
Evans, seeded sixteenth, misplaced 6-4 5-7 6-3.
The pair shook arms on the web earlier than one other frank change of phrases, having disagreed earlier on this match and beforehand throughout a US Open encounter final 12 months.
In the meantime, Italian ninth seed Fabio Fognini was defaulted from his second-round match for abusing a line choose.
The 33-year-old, who has a history of on-court disciplinary problems, angrily smashed a racquet as he walked off, having seen Spanish opponent Bernabe Zapata Miralles progress at his expense.