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Nadal battles past Dimitrov to reach fourth China Open final

Nadal battles past Dimitrov to reach fourth China Open final

BEIJING, Oct 7 (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 4-6 6-1 in the China Open semi-finals on Saturday to reach his ninth final of the year. The 16-times grand slam winner will take on Australian Nick Kyrgios in Sunday's final as the eighth seed progressed to his first final of the season after beating German second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-5 in the last four. The top-seeded Spaniard took control from the start, winning 13 consecutive points on his own serve and breaking Dimitrov to seal the first set in 35 minutes. Nadal led the second 3-1 but world number eight Dimitrov fought back to level at 4-4 before clinching the set. Bulgarian Dimitrov's eye-catching shots were not enough to overcome the 31-year-old, however, and Nadal broke serve three times in the deciding set. Kyrgios dominated the first set and the hard-hitting Australian served seven aces in the second to frustrate 20-year-old Zverev who was favourite to progress after sealing his spot in the ATP Finals on Friday. Nadal will be gunning for his sixth title of the season but faces a tough challenge against world number 19 Kyrgios who has beaten him twice in their four previous meetings. REUTERS PS 2052

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Third round delivers competitive series in Women’s World Twenty20

23 Sep 2018 | 9:01 PM

Dubai, Sep 23 (UNI) The latest two series in the third round of the ICC Women’s
Championship delivered closely-fought games and propelled West Indies out of
the bottom half of the table as the teams test their competitive edge with the ICC
Women’s World Twenty20 2018 less than 50 days away.

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Asia Cup : India restrict Pakistan to 237 in Super Four Match

23 Sep 2018 | 8:49 PM

Dubai, Sep 23 (UNI) Shoaib Malik (78) and his captain Sarfraz Ahmed (44), added 107 runs for the fourth wicket which helped Pakistan to score 237 for seven in the Super Eight match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament against India on Sunday.

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23 Sep 2018 | 8:47 PM

The Premier Skills Phase 2 training in Kolkata was led by Premier League Coach Educator Jeremy Weeks, and was supported by UK Club Coaches Jonathan Garside from Everton FC and Dominic Edwards and Rakim Richards both from Tottenham Hotspur FC.

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Football festival with youngsters concludes Premier skills training in Kolkata

23 Sep 2018 | 8:44 PM

Kolkata, Sep 23 (UNI) The Premier Skills Phase 2 training in Kolkata ended with a bright and energetic football festival with 80 children from the city being taught math through football on the ground.

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India to fly China for first time to play a friendly against national side on Oct 13

23 Sep 2018 | 8:06 PM

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Indian supreme football body on Sunday announced that as part of their preparation for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, the Indian National Team will be playing a
friendly against strong China on October 13.

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