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Madrid Open: Cameron Norrie & Dan Evans out but Rafael Nadal battles into quarter-finals

Britons Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans lost their respective third-round matches at the Madrid Open on Thursday.

British number one Norrie fought hard but ultimately lost 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 to rising Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz.

Earlier, Evans lost 7-6 (9-7) 7-5 to world number eight Andrey Rublev.

Alcaraz will face Rafael Nadal, who said he was inspired by Real Madrid's astonishing Champions League win over Manchester City as he saved four match points to fight past David Goffin.

Five-time champion Nadal served for the match at 5-4 in the second set and held match point before Belgium's Goffin rallied to force a decider.