The two tennis heavyweights went toe-to-toe in the quarter-finals of a classic in China this morning.Nadal got a single break to take the first set 6-4 before Dimitrov levelled after a second-set tie-break.The Spaniard held serve in the opening game of the deciding set before a tense second game was level at 15-15.And it was then when the point of the tournament so far was played out.Dimitrov served out wide but Nadal managed to claw a backhand into play to set up the prolonged exchange.
Rafael Nadal hit this big forehand down the line
But Grigor Dimitrov replied with a stunning cross court forehand
The Bulgarian reacted with a backhand slice into the Nadal forehand and the pair proceed to trade cross-court blows.Nadal then takes a gamble with a monster forehand up the line that looks to have won him the point.But Dimitrov had other ideas, making good ground to his forehand side before unleashing a stunning cross-court winner past the world No.1.The point had the crowd on their feet while Dimitrov reacted with a huge roar.
Dimitrov's forehand flew past Rafael Nadal for a clean winner
Grigor Dimitrov roared after his stunning winner past Rafael Nadal
Dimitrov took Nadal into a decider at the China Open last week only to go off the boil when it mattered most.And the same happened in Shanghai as – despite Dimitrov's stunning winner here – Nadal roared back to take a 6-4 6-7 6-3 win.The 16-time Grand Slam champion meets Marin Cilic in the semis tomorrow.
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