SHANGHAI — Rafael Nadal tied Andre Agassi for seventh place on a list of all-time Open epoch wins when he reached a Shanghai Masters semifinals on Friday.
Topping Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 was his 870th compare win. Nadal also softened his win strain to 15 carrying won a China Open final week. In Beijing, he degraded Dimitrov in a three-set semifinal.
Nadal has nonetheless to dump offer in Shanghai.
Dimitrov extended a quarterfinal to a third set when he rebounded from a 4-2 necessity to win a second-set tiebreaker.
In a third set, Nadal saved a one mangle indicate he faced in a compare in a fifth game, and pennyless offer in a sixth to set adult victory.
“Winning a lot of matches in a row, so I’m really happy for everything,” Nadal said. “Of course, being means to win a US Open, Beijing, and being in a semifinals here … we have to try to keep concentration and reason that momentum. We’ll see tomorrow if we can have another good day.”
Fourth-seeded Marin Cilic stands between Nadal and his second ATP final in dual weeks.
Cilic modernized to his initial Shanghai semifinal by violence Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 6-4.
The 25th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas finished Cilic’s strain of winning 21 use games in a sixth diversion of a second set.
“I was a small bit indignant with myself only with not gripping adult a good tennis during that moment,” Cilic said.