Nadal sets up Cilic semi-final in Shanghai

Doug Mendoza
October 14, 2017

Topping Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 was his 870th match win.

"It was a very tough match", Nadal said.

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

Nadal also beat Dimitrov in last week's China Open semi-final but, this time, was pushed much harder by his opponent. Showing no signs of nerves, the American came from 15-30 down to consolidate the break for a formidable 4-1 lead.

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The 16-times grand slam victor, who beat Dimitrov in three sets in the China Open semi-finals last week, fired 32 winners and won two crucial breaks to prevail in two and a half hours at the Qi Zhong Centre.

The second set was a close one as both players held all of their six serves and had to fight in the tie-break.

In the third set, Nadal saved the one break point he faced in the match in the fifth game, and broke serve in the sixth to set up victory.

The final set was full of momentum shifts, first starting with Dimitrov's break of serve in the opening game as he carried over the momentum from the second set. "Of course, being able to win the US Open, Beijing, and being in the semi-finals here ..."

"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".

Earlier in the afternoon, fourth seed Cilic knocked out Albert Ramos-Vinolas with a straightforward 6-3, 6-4 victory.

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