Saturday, Oct 20 2018 | Time 00:57 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Sabarimala row: Police file cases against 200 devotees
  • PM Modi condoles death of BJP MP Bhola Singh
  • Begusarai MP Bhola Singh passes away in Delhi
Sports Share

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

More News

Bajrang Punia top medal contenders at the World Wrestling C'ship

19 Oct 2018 | 8:26 PM

New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) India's star wrestler Bajrang Punia who bagged gold at the Asian and Commonwealth Games will be among the top medal contenders at the World Wrestling Championship beginning in Budapest from Saturday.

 Sharesee more..

19 Oct 2018 | 6:44 PM

"Injuries happen in football and you can’t change that.

 Sharesee more..

Dynamos look to bounce back against Kerala Blasters

19 Oct 2018 | 6:42 PM

New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) Delhi Dynamos will look to put the defeat against ATK behind them when they face in-form Kerala Blasters in the fifth season of Indian Super League (ISL) at Kochi on Saturday.

 Sharesee more..
Defensive woes plaguing John Gregory's Chennaiyin FC

Defensive woes plaguing John Gregory's Chennaiyin FC

19 Oct 2018 | 5:53 PM

Chennai, Oct 19 (UNI) Defending champions Chennaiyin FC are potentially facing a worst
ever crises and it could soon be too late if they don’t fix the defensive lapses.

 Sharesee more..
Pakistan wrap up crushing win over Australia

Pakistan wrap up crushing win over Australia

19 Oct 2018 | 5:44 PM

Abu Dhabi, Oct 19 (UNI) Yet another sensational burst of bowling from Mohammad Abbas
saw to it that there would be no escape for Australia here, with Pakistan wrapping up a
373-run win on the fourth afternoon.

 Sharesee more..
image