Nadal in Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Apr 2018 10:59:17


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Spain’s Rafael Nadal on Friday advanced to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after he dominated Austria’s Dominic Thiem in a 6-0, 6-2 victory. It took just an hour and eight minutes for the World No 1 Spaniard to win and now he is two victories away from a record 31st ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title and an 11th title in Monte Carlo.

“It was a perfect match. The ball speed suited me. I felt comfortable on the court,” the 31-year-old said. “Dominic is one of the best players. I am very satisfied.” In the upcoming round, Nadal is set to take on Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated Belgium’s David Goffin 6-4, 7-6(5) in quarters. It took him one hour and 46 minutes to prevail over Goffin for the seventh time out in eight career encounters.