PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Grigor Dimitrov in Italian Open semi-final

Rafael Nadal will attempt to capture his eighth title at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia and his 28th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy on Sunday at the Foro Italico in Rome. Our champion defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2.

The victory gave Rafa his 51st consecutive clay-court semi-final win, advancing to his 91st tour-level final. The World No. 1 now sits alone in sixth place on the all-time finals list, breaking a tie with Andre Agassi.

Rafa will face Novak Djokovic in the final.

Congratulations and VAMOS Rafa! With you all the way!

Photos: TennisTV, Getty Images, EFE, Reuters


  1. Hi Afolabi, I strongly believe you are at the wrong fan site, please put your comments to the right channel!!

  2. Perfect preparation for the final: three days of very tough “training” and yesterday a nice rest [ 😉 ] before todays battle – well planned, Rafa! VAAAMOOOSSS CAAAMPEOOONN for YOUR trophy!!! We are ALL behind u and God is on your side !!!

  3. No nail-biter today! So thrilled Rafa had such an easy, breezy match against Dimitrov for a
    change of pace! Rafa was knee-deep in confidence from the very start of this match. Grigor
    couldn’t even get in his head or dismantle Rafa’s game! Rafa was always in full control!

    Hoping Rafa’s ground-strokes and playing patterns align with the stars tomorrow against Novak. Each match brings new drama no matter who the opponent is! I know Novak is “chomping on the clay” super-hungry for revenge due to defeat at 2013 US Open and 2013 French Open! Whatever the outcome tomorrow, it doesn’t matter because Rafa will definitely reign supreme at RG!

    Tomorrow is just the appetizer. RG is the main course!

    Vamos Rafa!!!

  4. No, Roselene. Novak will win in 2 sets tomorrow. So it has been written and so it will be. Novak is on an irreversible mission to destroy Rafa’s clay court ”mythical” prowess.

  5. Just like I had said yesterday: Rafa and Djocko in the finals. 🙂 And this time, Rafa wins.

  6. Vamos Rafa!!!!! Thanks Rafa for such sensational match and thanks to the fans team for such efficient and prompt updates.

  7. Yeaaaa!!! Thanks for giving US some colm, Rafa, there was a run on heart medication! Let’s play like the past 2 matches tomorrow and the trophy will be yours.

    Such a care bear, surprised he didn’t stop the match to go apologize in the stands, but those who missed the match can see his priceless reaction after hitting a homer. BTW, he won the point since ball was out!

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