Nadal enters into semis

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Oct 2017 09:30:26



WORLD number one Rafa Nadal battled past Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-3 and into the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday.
The 16-times Grand Slam winner, who beat Dimitrov in three sets in the China Open semi-finals last week, fired 32 winners and won two crucial breaks to prevail in two and a half hours.
Nadal, who extended his winning streak to 15 matches, pegged Dimitrov back with relentless baseline hitting to take the first set with ease.

Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis
Maria Sharapova swatted aside Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour at the Tianjin Open on Friday to reach her second semi-final since returning from a 15-month doping ban. Sharapova was broken in the first game but fought back to draw level before going on to take the first set with a hold to love.