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 Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060