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Nadal chases another title at China Open
    2017-October-9  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

RAFAEL NADAL will play for his sixth title of the year and Simona Halep will take over the top ranking by reaching the final in the China Open.

Nadal defeated Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Saturday in the semifinals. Halep beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4 to become the first Romanian No. 1 when the rankings are released today.

The French Open and U.S. Open champion is one of three men to win five titles this year, along with Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev.

The Spaniard will play either Zverev or Nick Kyrgios of Australia in the final.

Nadal, the 2005 China Open champion, has a tour-leading 60 match wins in 2017. Nadal held serve at love in his first three service games against Dimitrov and saved two break points in the seventh game.

Dimitrov hit a backhand crosscourt winner to take the second set on Nadal’s serve in the 10th game. Nadal took immediate control of the third set, racing to a 4-0 lead.

Halep could have reached the No. 1 ranking earlier this year but was upset in the French Open final by Ostapenko in their first career meeting.

“Of course it’s the best moment in my life, and I want just to keep it,” Halep said in Beijing. “And I have few more dreams in my career. I tell you one, only one. To win a Grand Slam.”

Halep only had to reach the final this week — and not lose to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the final — to knock Garbine Muguruza from the top spot. Muguruza retired during her opening match because of a cold. Svitolina was ousted by unseeded Caroline Garcia of France in a marathon quarterfinal encounter.

Ostapenko entered the semifinal without the loss of a set during the week. But Halep dominated the first set, breaking Ostapenko’s serve in the first game at love.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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