With the win, 18-time Grand Slam champion Nadal has also notched up his 379th Masters 1000 victory, thus surpassing third-ranked Roger Federer's record of 378 in the elite series.
In the semifinals, the 33-year-old Spanish star will face the victor of the late match between No. 10 Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain and No. 16 Gael Monfils of France. Nadal will play for a semi-final berth against Italy's Fabio Fognini after the seventh seed beat France's Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-5.
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Monfils and Bautista Agut are due to resume their match at 6pm BST and the victor will play Nadal at 1am on Sunday morning.
Coming off a victory on clay in Austria for his third title of the year, Thiem will face eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation, a 6-3, 6-3 victor over Cristian Garin of Chile.
Nadal broke again early in the second set, a brilliant forehand setting up an overhead at the net as he took a 2-1 lead. He said, "Yeah, he was telling me what's going on". However, Fognini won the most recent match this year in Monte Carlo.
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"Everybody knows he's one of the big talents on tour", said Nadal, who lost to Fognini in the third round of the 2015 U.S. Open. "I just tried to tell him about my experience". In the victory, Fognini won 65 percent of his first serve points and 53 percent of his second serve points. "He's playing at very high standards", said Nadal.
Medvedev claimed a 6-3, 6-3 win over Chile's Cristian Garín in the round of 16. I watch her a lot. Zverev seeks his first win over a Top 10 player this year, while Khachanov aims for his first semi-final of the season.
"He didn't play his best, of course", Khachanov said. I think he's one of the guys with the most wins, playing unbelievable, solid tennis every week. The two will play their quarter-final on Saturday after rains forced the cancellation of their match scheduled on Friday.
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Khachanov set up a quarterfinal match against third-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany, a 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (5) victor over Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili.