Nadal Pushes Into China Open Quarterfinals

Nadal Pushes Into China Open Quarterfinals

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal will play for his sixth title of the year after defeating third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Saturday in the China Open semifinals.

Nadal, 31, the 16-time Grand Slam champion, revved up a gear against Isner to surge through the second-set tie break, although there was concern at one point during the set when he appeared to be suffering an eye problem.

Also, third-seeded Sorana Cirstea defeated fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-1, 7-5, Caroline Garcia beat Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-1, and Petra Kvitova beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 6-4.

Nadal is also a leader in the season with 59 wins for 68 games, aiming for the 75th title in his career.

Let's see. I going to try to play my best.

"I am very pleased the way that I have been playing the whole week, after a very tough first day".

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Isner sent a typical rocket serve towards Nadal to open the second set tiebreaker. That's important for me.

"He has a massive future ahead and I'm really good friends with him so it's always fun playing him".

The Croatian won 20 of 21 points on his first serve and racked up 11 aces as he saw off the World No.52 in less an hour to set up a last four date with Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who saw off the challenge of local hope, Yuichi Sugita 6-2 6-4. I don't know how many I had.

"It's very emotional, I think it's the first time I cried on court", Halep said after the match.

"Happy about the match today", said Nadal.

Nadal hit a delicate backhand lob over the American, with the ball satisfyingly dropping just inside the baseline. "I don't remember a lot of mistakes". I was playing good at the beginning of the second and probably I had nearly match point with those two break points for 3-love.

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