Rafael Nadal rallies to stay on course in Barcelona, but Dominic Thiem crashes out
Rafael Nadal remains on course to win a second clay title in two weeks after rallying to overcome Martin Klizan in Barcelona.
Nadal stretched his clay streak to 17 straight wins and 42 successive sets, although he needed to dig deep to fend off Klizen, who had three set points in the second.
However, Nadal showed his mettle to claim a 6-2 7-5 win and set up a semi-final clash with David Goffin.
Elsewhere, Dominic Thiem was upset by rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas, who collected the biggest win of his career with a 6-3 6-2 win over the in-form Austrian.
He’s face Pablo Carreno Busta in the last four after he ended Grigor Dimitrov’s campaign 6-3 7-6.
Mayar Sherif stuns Maria Sakkari to become first Egyptian WTA champion
Mayar Sherif makes history.
Japan Open: Cameron Norrie draws Special Ks Thanasi Kokkinakis
Cameron Norrie is the No 2 seed for the Japan Open.
ATP rankings history to be made as race for year-end No 1 heats up
For the first time in history, two Spaniards will top the ATP rankings when the updated numbers are released on Monday.
Florida-based Kei Nishikori confirms safety and plans to get back on tour
Kei Nishikori is safe and sound amid Hurricane Ian destruction.
Race to Turin: Stefanos Tsitsipas becomes fourth man to qualify
Stefanos Tsitsipas joins Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud in the Turin field.
Novak Djokovic downs ‘good friend’ Vasek Pospisil to reach Tel Aviv semi-finals
Djokovic came through a competitive contest 7-6 (5) 6-3 in Israel.
What Nick Kyrgios needs to do to compete on the ATP Tour
Greg Rusedski believes Nick Kyrgios would be better off focusing on things that he can control, like his own fitness.
Huge weekend ahead for padel as Andy Murray’s former coach gives us his verdict
The relentless rise of padel continues and…
Will Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner share a generational rivalry?
Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner just keep having banger after banger after banger.