Sports

Rafael Nadal Bumps Grigor Dimitrov For 2015 Madrid Open: Berdych Or Isner Next

Rafael Nadal Bumps Grigor Dimitrov For 2015 Madrid Open: Berdych Or Isner Next

rafael nadal beats grigor dimitrov moves to 2015 madrid open semi finals

Rafael Nadal definitely is trying to close the gap between himself and Andy Murray on the rankings chart as he bumped another player out of the 2015 Madrid Open putting him in the semi-finals. Grigor Dimitrov was his latest conquest who did not go down easily. The match lastest nearly two hours ending with Rafi’s victory 6-3, 6-4. Nadal is now only one match win away from reaching the Mutua Madrid Openfinal for the seventh time.

The third seed and four-time champion improved to 38-8 at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament Friday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over 10th seedGrigor Dimitrov in one hour and 49 minutes.

Dimitrov came under pressure right from the start, including a 14-point opening game. Despite breaking to Nadal to love in the fourth game, the Bulgarian dropped to 2-4. Nadal’s service rhythm returned and, with his trusted old racquet frame, found his groundstroke in long rallies to leave Dimitrov few opportunities to make inroads. At 3-5, Dimitrov saved two set points from 15/40, but struck a forehand into the net on Nadal’s third opportunity to end the 50-minute set.

rafael nadal rafi serving to grigor dimitrov madrid open 2015

Dimitrov played closer to the baseline in the second set, narrowing down Nadal’s angles. He broke and then withstood one break point in a 12-point fourth game for a 3-1 lead. But Nadal took advantage of mid-court balls, taking his chances to get back on level terms. He went on to save one break point at 4-4, 30/40, then converted his second match point chance in the next game when Dimitrov mis-timed a forehand wide.

Nadal is now 56-11 in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-finals and will next play sixth seed Tomas Berdych or No. 16 seed John Isner on Saturday.

Dimitrov, 23, was bidding to reach an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final for a third time, having reached the stage at Rome (l. to Nadal) and Toronto (l. to Tsonga) last year.

Sports
@movietvtechgeek

Jackie Warner is the go to person for all types of reviews at Movie TV Tech Geeks News. She's also the lucky one to get to test all of our Cool Stuff Tech and Toys for review.

More in Sports

roger goodell vows less nfl commercials 2017 images

Roger Goodell vows less NFL commercials

Chris MauriceMarch 23, 2017
donald trump weighs in on colin kaepernicks nfl future

Donald Trump weighs in on Colin Kaepernick’s NFL future

Chris MauriceMarch 22, 2017
edmonton oilers looking to bite into san jose sharks slump 2017 images

Edmonton Oilers looking to bite into San Jose Sharks slump

Shane LambertMarch 22, 2017
Novak Djokovic Should Miss Entire Clay Court Season on top of Miami Open 2017 images

Novak Djokovic Should Miss Entire Clay-Court Season on top of Miami Open

Shane LambertMarch 21, 2017
how bad is lonzo balls father lavar hurting his nba future 2017 images

How bad is Lonzo Ball’s father LaVar hurting his NBA future?

Chris MauriceMarch 21, 2017
marshawn lynch could make nfl return with oakland raiders 2017 images

Marshawn Lynch could make NFL return with Oakland Raiders

Chris MauriceMarch 20, 2017
Roger Federer, Elena Vesnina claim titles at Indian Wells 2017 images

Roger Federer, Elena Vesnina claim titles at Indian Wells 2017

Shane LambertMarch 20, 2017
colin kaepernick future with nfl in limbo 2017 images

Colin Kaepernick future with NFL in limbo

Chris MauriceMarch 19, 2017
doc rivers hating nba back to back scheduling 2017 images

Doc Rivers hating NBA back to back scheduling

Chris MauriceMarch 19, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription