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

ย 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

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9 comments

  1. Rafa congratulations vamossssssssssssssss champ ,good luck. All the best against Grigor.๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ†

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  2. 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!

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  3. Superb win over Isner, Rafael. All the best against Grigor-stay healthy.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‹โค๏ธ

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