Seeded Rafael Nadal rallies to reach Rogers Cup semifinals

Florence Fletcher
August 11, 2019

Rafael Nadal of Majorca gestures while in action against Fabio Fognini of Italy during their quater-final match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal, Canada.

In men's singles, top-seeded Nadal entered the quarterfinals in Montreal by beating Guido Pella of Argentina 6-3, 6-4.

Rafael Nadal has created a new outright record for ATP Masters 1000 victories and remains in the hunt for back-to-back Rogers Cup titles. They will begin their roles immediately and serve until the end of their existing terms, which run through the 2020 Wimbledon.

The top seed struggled to deal with Fognini early before coming from behind to secure a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 win against the Italian seventh seed in Montreal. Let's see if I am able to."Who will win the latest @FedEx ATP Head2Head clash between these players?Nadal leads the series 11-4".

"I can not deny that I got a little bit insane", Khachanov said. However, Fognini won the most recent match this year in Monte Carlo.

"I'm having a good season more or less, being competitive nearly in every single event that I have been playing", he said. "And I'm just overall a little bit better".

"I lost the first set feeling that I was not playing badly".

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Nadal will play his first match after the one that losing to Roger Federer at Wimbledon on Wednesday when he plays the victor of Alex de Minaur's battle with British ace Dan Evans.

Medvedev claimed a 6-3, 6-3 win over Chile's Cristian Garín in the round of 16.

However, Khachanov did beat him at the Paris Masters and given the two players' form this season, we think Khachanov might repeat that again in a tough three-setter.

Also advancing to a last-eight meeting were France's Gael Monfils, who beat Poland's Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-0, and Spanish 10th seed Roberto Bautista Agut, who dispatched Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-5, 7-5.

Number three Zverev was unable to make an impression on Russian sixth seed Karen Khachanov, losing 3-6, 3-6 in 74 minutes. "It should be a great match".

Khachanov set up a quarterfinal match against third-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany, a 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (5) victor over Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili. I won this title at home.

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