Rafael Nadal has Friday qualified for the semi-finals of the ATP tournament in the Spanish city of Barcelona, gravel/2.510.900 euro). The home player knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Slovak Martin Klizan (ATP 140) in two sets: 6-0 and 7-5. The race took one hour and 45 minutes.
Nadal is cold rolled in the first set (6-0) over Klizan, but had it in the second much more difficult. The Slovak kwalificatiespeler seemed on the way to setwinst, to the Spaniard level opkrikte. Nadal was still the difference and won the second set (7-5).
The Spaniard in the semi-finals David Goffin (ATP 10) take. Then, as Also later in the day in his quarter-final over home player Roberto Bautista Agut (ATP 15). In the other semi-finals will meet home player Pablo Carreño Busta (ATP 11), the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 5) left off, Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP 63). The Greek won in the quarter-finals surprisingly of the Austrian Dominic Thiem (ATP 7).
Nadal, in this season on clay still no set had lost, the tournament of Barcelona an eleventh time winning. In 2005, he placed his name for the first time on the hall of fame. Since then could only be his countryman Fernando Verdasco (2010) and Nishikori (2014 and 2015) are set to pause.