Nadal, Murray comfortably enter Madrid Masters semi-finals 1Nadal, Murray comfortably enter Madrid Masters semi-finals 1

Rafael Nadal continued his impressive streak on his favorite court with a victory over Sharapova’s boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov.

Rafael Nadal 2-0 Grigor Dimitrov

In the second set, Dimitrov led 3-1 at times, but Nadal made good use of mid-court opportunities to equalize 4-4, then continued straight to victory after Dimitrov had an inaccurate forehand.

Besides qualifying for the semi-finals, the result against Dimitrov also helped Nadal increase his win-loss ratio in wins under the Masters 1000 system to 56 wins – 11 defeats.

`I’m satisfied and very happy. I got to the semi-finals and it’s a great result for my efforts especially after the recent defeat in Barcelona. My goal is to feel like I’m getting better.`

Nadal, Murray comfortably enter Madrid Masters semi-finals

Nadal won easily against rising star Dimitrov.

The Spaniard’s next semi-final opponent is the man who eliminated him at the recent Australian Open, Tomas Berdych.

Both of Berdych’s winning sets had to rely on a tie-break series, before which Isner won the first set with a score of 6-3.

The remaining semi-finals will be the encounter between Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori.

`I find myself moving flexibly, I no longer feel worried about my return this year. I have tried to work hard and the results so far make me quite satisfied,` Murray shared.

Nadal, Murray comfortably enter Madrid Masters semi-finals

After winning the tournament without a title on clay, Murray is playing very confidently at this Madrid Masters.

Meanwhile, against his favorite opponent David Ferrer, Kei Nishikori once again had the joy of raising the head-to-head record between the two players to 8-4.

Scoring 22 winners and successfully taking advantage of five out of six break opportunities, Nishikori extended his unbeaten streak on clay to eight matches this year, and reached the semi-finals of a tournament for the fifth time.

Tran Tran

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