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Nadal battles past Dimitrov to reach fourth China Open final

08 October, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Christina Hansen
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Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov will meet the top-ranked Rafael Nadal in the China Open semi-finals on Saturday, 7th of October.

The Frenchman, who was a set down before going on to win 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 6-0, is now 7/4 for his first ATP Tour title with Sky Bet.

Nadal hit a delicate backhand lob over the American, with the ball satisfyingly dropping just inside the baseline.

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World number one Rafael Nadal responded to a simmering debate about the amount of tennis the top stars play, saying: "We are not 20 years old any more". "I played a great first set, in my opinion". "Not important, (but) I am still feeling (it) a little bit by the way", Nadal, who attempted to wash the suspected fibre out with water, added with a smile.

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.

Dubbed as the "baby Federer" in the younger days of his career, Dimitrov adopts a playing style similar to Nadal's biggest rival of his life as he is a very aggressive player looking to dictate play throughout the match. Nadal eventually converted his second match point as a Dimitrov forehand found the net. I think on return I did well. I don't know how many I had. I saw his match today. "I don't remember a lot of mistakes". Despite a slight hiccup in the second set, the Bulgarian was able to claim the win in three sets to overcome his slow start to the tournament. Again, I'm just pleased the way that I fight and I stay positive.

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