Result: Rafael Nadal through at Italian Open after Nicolas Almagro withdrawal

Rafael Nadal, who has not changed his shirt in a week, in action at the Barcelona Open on April 23, 2016
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Rafael Nadal is through to the Italian Open third round after Nicolas Almagro withdrew during the opening stages of their match on Wednesday.

Rafael Nadal has moved through to the last 16 of the Italian Open after an injury to compatriot Nicolas Almagro.

The Spaniard is attempting to win the title for an eighth time as he continues his preparation for Roland Garros, and he was able to benefit from Almagro's early withdrawal.

At the time that he suffered a leg injury, he was 3-0 down after finally surrendering a break of serve despite saving five points behind his own delivery.

The progress of Nadal will see him face either Jack Sock or Diego Schwartzman in his next match, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday.

On Tuesday evening, world number one Andy Murray bowed out of the tournament after losing to home favourite Fabio Fognini.

Andy Murray in action against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on June 5, 2016
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray10,370
2Serbia Novak Djokovic7,445
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,445
4Spain Rafael Nadal5,375
5Switzerland Roger Federer5,035
6Canada Milos Raonic4,360
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,145
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,765
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,560
10Alexander Zverev3,150
11Belgium David Goffin3,055
12Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,900
13France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,870
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,780
15United States Jack Sock2,415
16France Gael Monfils2,365
17Lucas Pouille2,320
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,155
19Australia Nick Kyrgios2,155
20Albert Ramos-Vinolas2,065