PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats John Isner to book China Open semi-final clash with Grigor Dimitrov

 AP – Top-ranked Rafael Nadal moved into the semifinals of the China Open by beating sixth-seeded John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (0) on Friday.

The French Open and U.S. Open champion has won five titles this season and is closing in on the year-end No. 1 ranking.

He is now an ATP World Tour-best 59-9 (32-7 on hard courts) in 2017 and continues his quest for a 75th tour-level crown.

Rafa saved all three break points he faced against Isner. He will next play third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2.

Source: AP, Photos: Getty Images


  1. Well done Rafa and all the best for game against Gregor,

    Love and prayers,


  2. Rafa congratulations vamossssssssssssssss champ ,good luck. All the best against Grigor.🎾🎾🎾🎾👍👍👍👍🇺🇸❤️🏆

  3. Intelligent play by a confident Rafa, who is such a great mover around the court. He’s so sharp right now. He took his opportunities against the Isner serve to come out victorious! Well done!

  4. Superb win over Isner, Rafael. All the best against Grigor-stay healthy.👏💪👍😋❤️

  5. K bien!!! Rafa…cuanto m alegro d verte asi…suerte para tu proximo partido…

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