Shanghai Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semi-finals

Shanghai Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semi-finals

Shanghai Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semi-finals

"I have been dealing with all my injuries in the past, and now it's time to take care of my body, see what the MRI says or what the doctor says".

Juan Martin del Potro headed to a hospital for a scan on his left wrist after a nasty fall while winning his quarter-final at the Shanghai Masters. I'm happy I was able to do better today on the break points. I know that I need to be focused with my serve again, and I need to play aggressive and don't let him play from comfortable positions.

One of the few matches unaffected by the rain on a gloomy day at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, Grigor Dimitrov had to dig deep to prevail over the risky Ryan Harrison in the second round, saving three match points to take the tough victory.

This year's French Open and US Open champion did not have it all his own way at the Association of Tennis Professionals Masters 1000 tournament, winning 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.

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Dimitrov extended the quarter-final to a third set when he rebounded from a 4-2 deficit to win the second-set tiebreaker. Showing no signs of nerves, the American came from 15-30 down to consolidate the break for a formidable 4-1 lead. In Beijing, he defeated Dimitrov in a three-set semi-final. The two pushed each other to the brink, as exemplified by the stellar point in just the third game.

But the Bulgarian, who sent down 13 aces in the match, took the fight to the Spaniard in the second set, coming from 3-0 down in a tie-break to level.

Marin Cilic stands between Nadal and a second ATP final in two weeks.

Cilic advanced to his first Shanghai semifinal by beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 6-4.

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