TENNIS

Italian Open Tennis Djokovic Through After Scare Against Bellucci.

Serbian Novak Djokovic overcame a terrible start to his Italian open third round match against Thomaz Bellucci to progress to the quarter finals and a meeting with Rafael Nadal.

The top seed failed to win a game in the first set, winning just eight points, but came back to win 0-6 6-3 6-2 against the unseeded Brazilian.

Earlier fifth seed Nadal beat Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-7 6-2 6-4.

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Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray both went through to the quarter finals.

Spaniard Nadal - the seven time champion on Rome's clay - had to come from a set down to Australian Nick Kyrgios but eventually won 6-7 6-2 6-4.

Second seed Murray had less trouble against Jeremy Chardy of France, the Briton winning 6-0 6-4.

Murray will face David Goffin in the next round after the Belgian beat eighth seed Thomas Berdych 6-0 6-0.