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
Well done Rafa and all the best for game against Gregor,
Love and prayers,
best of luck Rafa! Vamos 💪💪💪
Be healthy and calm!
Rafa congratulations vamossssssssssssssss champ ,good luck. All the best against Grigor.🎾🎾🎾🎾👍👍👍👍🇺🇸❤️🏆
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!
Great match and an amazing tie-break <3
Superb win over Isner, Rafael. All the best against Grigor-stay healthy.👏💪👍😋❤️
K bien!!! Rafa…cuanto m alegro d verte asi…suerte para tu proximo partido…
Rafa the mightiest warrior & numero uno champion