PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Karen Khachanov to reach Rogers Cup final

Rafael Nadal has advanced to the final of Rogers Cup with a 7-6(3), 6-4 win over 22-year-old Karen Khachanov. The world No. 1 raised his record to 39-3 on the season.

Our champ will play Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final after the Greek teenager fought back from a set down to beat Kevin Anderson 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-6(7). Rafa won their only previous meeting, dropping just three games in this year’s Barcelona final.

After the match, Rafa said:

I’m happy about everything.

Of course, I can play a little bit better. I believe I can do it.

Rafa will chase a 33rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title on Sunday—he has not won a Masters title on a hardcourt since he won the Rogers Cup and the Western and Southern Open back-to-back in 2013..

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10 thoughts on “PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Karen Khachanov to reach Rogers Cup final

  1. Elaine Crowder

    Rafa I am soooooooooooo pleased for you,

    and all the best in the finals on Sunday,

    love and prayers,

    AlaineXXSydneyXXAustraliaXX

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  2. Jean Palmer

    Rafa is a joy to watch ….his constant attention of practically every point is amazing …and the respect and grace he shows to other contenders is a refreshing change . ..on and off the court. I still think he would make a superbly successful diplomat for Peace in this world. thanks Rafa ….Jean Palmer Winnipeg Manitoba, Ex Pat from London SW14 .

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  3. Jose Antonio Fuenteseca

    Hola soy fans de Nadal vivo en Toronto y veo todos los partidos de Nadal estaba revisando los tiques para la final pero es demaciado caro yo escribo por si se puede hacer algo por mi graciasss

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. Positive thinker

    LOVED THE WAY YOU PLAYED, RAFA. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR THE BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS YOU CREATE, FOR ALL WHO WATCH YOUR MATCHES. WE CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF YOU.

    LOVE YOU BUDDY, ALWAYS. 💙💖💟💜💛💚💞💓❤💚💛💜💟💖💙

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  5. Elizabeth Howard

    5.15 am in Ireland, fireworks lit up the Toronto sky, Rafa lit up the court. Well done champ. Sleep well all Raftans if in my time zone, good morning to others

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