Bulgarian Tennis Player Grigor Dimitrov will Meet Rafael Nadal in Beijing SFs

Bulgarian Tennis Player Grigor Dimitrov will Meet Rafael Nadal in Beijing SFs

Bulgarian Tennis Player Grigor Dimitrov will Meet Rafael Nadal in Beijing SFs

Dimitrov knocked out another Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2 on Friday.

The 26-year-old will be the fifth woman to hold the top spot this year, but the first Romanian in the history of the WTA.

But Kyrgios showed his best side for a Beijing crowd that lapped up his fearsome shot-making and showmanship. Ostapenko says Halep will be expected to win this time, but added: "If I play my best and I stay aggressive tomorrow and I am consistent, I think everything can happen". "I played very well, changing good directions. I played very well, changing good directions, playing very focus all the time", said the 2005 China Open victor, "It is an important victory for me, against a player that arrived here so well, winning two great matches". It's going to be a big one and big test for me.

The in-form American, seeded sixth, is renowned for his booming service game, and Nadal expects to face a barrage today.

"It was not important, but I am still feeling it a little bit".

Dimitrov fought back from one set down to take it to a deciding third before Nadal proved to be too strong as he converted his second match point to seal the victory. 'I think it was just a hair or something, a hair from the tennis ball.

Yet the Spaniard was certainly pushed by Dimitrov, whose only success in nine previous clashes between the two came in the quarter-finals of this tournament 12 months ago. The 12th-seeded Kvitova will next face either Svitolina or Caroline Garcia in the semifinals. The Australian, eighth headlining, triumphed when his opponent Steve Darcis has abandoned because of pain in the neck when he fired from the back 6-0, 3-0.

An omnious warning of intent was sent by Rafael Nadal (31), as the 16-time Grand Slam victor and the Spanish world number one, bulldozed his way into the quarter-finals of the China Open on Thursday.

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