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Nadal Reach Rogers Cup Semifinals in Toronto

Nadal Reach Rogers Cup Semifinals in TorontoNadal Reach Rogers Cup Semifinals in Toronto

Top-seed Rafa Nadal came from behind to send Marin Cilic packing with a 2-6 6-4 6-4 win in their Rogers Cup quarterfinal match on Saturday in Toronto.

The world No. 1 was far from his best but took advantage of 43 unforced errors by Cilic, who converted just three of his 14 break-point opportunities to reach the last four of the event he last won in 2013, Sky Sports reported.

“It was a very important match for me,” Nadal said. “Being in semifinals is great news at the start of the hard court season. And winning three good matches in the first Master 1000, it’s so important for me”.

Nadal will face Russian Karen Khachanov, who defeated Dutchman Robin Haase 6-3 6-1 earlier in the day behind 11 aces in a match that lasted less than an hour.

Nadal has won all three of his prior meetings with Khachanov including a straight-sets win in the round of 16 at the Monte Carlo Masters in April, a tournament the Spaniard went on to win.

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