Sport Nadal battles past Dimitrov to reach fourth China Open final

16:00  07 october  2017
16:00  07 october  2017 Source:   reuters.com

Nadal chases 6th title of year, Halep secures top ranking

  Nadal chases 6th title of year, Halep secures top ranking Rafael Nadal will play for his sixth title of the year and Simona Halep will take over the top ranking by reaching the final <g class="gr_ gr_16 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="16" id="16">in</g> the China Open.Nada defeated Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Saturday in the semifinals. Halep beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4 to become the first Romanian No. 1 when the rankings are released Monday.

This is his ninth final of the year. Nadal face either of Kyrgios or Alexander Zverev in the final . World number one Rafa Nadal beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 4 -6 6-1 in the China Open semi- finals on Saturday to reach his ninth final of the year.

World No.1 Rafa Nadal will be gunning for his sixth title of the season against Nick Kyrgios. World number one Rafa Nadal beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 4 -6 6-1 in the China Open semi- finals on Saturday to reach his ninth final of the year.

Nadal of Spain hits a return to Djokovic of Serbia during the men's singles final match at the China Open Tennis Tournament in Beijing © REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Nadal of Spain hits a return to Djokovic of Serbia during the men's singles final match at the China Open Tennis Tournament in Beijing World number one Rafa Nadal beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 4-6 6-1 in the China Open semi-finals on Saturday to reach his ninth final of the year.

The top-seeded Spaniard took control from the start, winning 13 consecutive points on his own serve and breaking Dimitrov to seal the first set in 35 minutes.

Nadal led the second 3-1 but world number eight Dimitrov fought back to level at 4-4 before clinching the set.

Bulgarian Dimitrov's eye-catching shots were not enough to overcome the 31-year-old, however, and Nadal broke serve three times in the deciding set.

The 16-times grand slam winner is on course to win his 75th singles title and will face Australian Nick Kyrgios or German Alexander Zverev in the final on Sunday.

(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. Top 7 Credit Cards For Those With Excellent Credit Apply Today Sponsored by NextAdvisor The Swiss 19-time grand slam winner, who still trails Nadal 23-15 in their overall head-to-head record, didn't face a break point and started and ended the match with service breaks.Federer took advantage of three of seven break point opportunities in the match to snap Nadal's 16-game winning streak, which included his China Open victory last week.

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