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Imperious Nadal hammers Nishikori in straight sets to reach final four

Imperious Nadal hammers Nishikori in straight sets to reach final four
By Eurosport

04/06/2019 at 16:47Updated 04/06/2019 at 22:59

Defending champion Rafael Nadal continued his fine form at Roland Garros as he hammered Kei Nishikori in straight sets 6-1 6-1 6-3.

Nishikori, the seventh seed, came into the match in unideal circumstances as had to survive a marathon clash with Benoit Paire in the last 16 on Sunday.

The 29-year-old looked completely shattered and facing Nadal on clay was about as bad as it could have been.

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Nishikori valiantly battled on despite clearly struggling with a shoulder injury, but he was unable to prevent a whitewash as Nadal continues his imperious run in this year’s competition.

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Nadal’s march to victory was temporarily suspended due to poor weather, but he quickly picked up where he left off when they resumed, wrapping up victory in no time.

Nadal now faces a blockbuster clash with Roger Federer in the semi-finals, with his old face beating compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 4-6 7-6 6-4 in their quarter-final. .

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