Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat Federico Delbonis 6-1, 6-1 on Friday night to reach the Argentina Open semifinals. He needed just over an hour to defeat the 59th-ranked Argentine.
Rafa: “It was very important for me to reach the semi-finals here in Argentina. Now the next step is to reach the final to improve on … Rio de Janeiro last week and I hope to do it.” (via Reuters)
Our champ will next face Carlos Berlocq, a 6-1, 6-3 winner over Blaz Rola. Rafa has played the 32-year-old three times before and leads the series 3-0.