Nadal makes China Open final, Halep clinchs world No.1

08 October, 2017, 01:05 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Watch as Rafael Nadal greets the smiling ball kids of the 2017 China Open in Beijing. Video China Open

Dimitrov, with his powerful groundstrokes, will look to put pressure on Nadal by attacking him early. "I don't remember a lot of mistakes". I went to the net very often.

In the second set, the two players stayed 6-6 for a while until a tiebreaker in which Isner's performance declined and the Spaniard took his chance and won the match.

The third-seeded Dimitrov, vice champion in the last season's race moves to the semifinals after beating the fifth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2. The two also spent time fishing.

The 22-year-old Australian initially said he would give $10 for each ace toward emergency relief on the U.S. island following Hurricane Maria, which hit two weeks ago leaving more than 30 people dead and thousands homeless. "We catch a few ones (fish), but not very big".

Eighth-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia advanced to the semifinals when Steve Darcis of Belgium retired from the match with a neck strain while trailing 6-0, 3-0.

Kyrgios dominated the first set and the hard-hitting Australian served seven aces in the second to frustrate 20-year-old Zverev who was favourite to progress after sealing his spot in the ATP Finals on Friday.

Kyrgios, ranked 19 in the world, has not always done his talent justice and a year ago was suspended for his conduct in a defeat to Zverev's older brother Mischa in Shanghai.

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, who has already qualified, beat Russian Elena Vesnina 6-2, 7-5 to also enter the quarter-finals.

Halep will next face either ninth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko or Sorana Cirstea.

In the women's draw, france's Carolina Garcia has surprised the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, no. 3, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (6) during a match of almost three and a half hours.


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