Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Rafael Nadal thrashes Dominic Thiem to ease into semi-finals

Rafael Nadal thrashes Dominic Thiem to ease into semi-finals

Fourth seed Dimitrov edged a tight opening set after failing to serve for it as Goffin produced a poor service game at 5-4 down before the Belgian recovered to race into a 5-1 lead in the second.

MONACO (AP) - Rafael Nadal's bid for a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title is proving more comfortable than he imagined after his latest return from injury.

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"It has been a great result for me, but it isn't a normal result", said Nadal. "It is hard to play better than today".

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"Being honest, I have to recognise that". So every time that any player ask me for things or treatments that I do, I just try to tell my experience if that can be a good help."Nadal will play again on Saturday against Grigor Dimitrov in the Monte-Carlo semi-finals".

It looked as if his wait may continue after the Japanese star squandered three match points in the second set, with Cilic, having earlier had to take a medical time-out because of a knee issue, capitalising on a string of errors in the tie-break to force a decider.

It was a wasteful sort of day under a blazing Mediterranean sun. Djokovic has not reached the last eight of a tournament since last year's Wimbledon and has struggled with a long-term elbow injury.

The 28-year-old served for the match at 5-4 in the second set, but Cilic, the Australian Open runner-up, roared back to save three match points and went on to claim the tiebreaker in style.

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We have certainly been victim of some tough breaks this week, with Richard Gasquet being the third consective underdog to lose for us from either a set and break up, or a break up in the final set, and yesterday's capitulation from 4-3 to 5-7 in the final set against Alexander Zverev was something of a deja vu moment for the veteran Frenchman when playing top 10 opponents.

After a grueling duel lasting 2 hours, 40 minutes, he might not even have enough energy to blow out a single candle, let alone 21. When he got up, his jersey was caked in dirt.

"Thanks everybody for staying". Nadal said."That's what I really hope about [Murray] because he is important, very important, for our Tour".

A day after a milestone of his own - career win 500, secured against Zverev's older brother - Gasquet continued to upset the family.

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