Nadal reach Paris semi-finals

Rafael Nadal's quest for a first-ever Paris Masters continued with a three-set win over his fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta.

Iran PressEurope: He will play either Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals at the Bercy, with Milos Raonic taking on Daniil Medvedev in the other last-four clash.

Rafael Nadal was forced to come from a set down to defeat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to reach the Paris Masters semi-finals.

Nadal was on the back foot for much of the first set, winning just five points on his compatriot's serve and digging deep on his own serve before eventually succumbing to the pressure and losing it 6-4.

The French Open champion almost made the worst possible start to the second set, saving three break points in the first game before sealing it at the death, coming back from 15-40 down on Carreno-Busta's serve in the final game to win it 7-5.

The decider was far more comfortable for the 34-year-old, as he rattled off the last five games to seal it 6-1.

The Paris Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Paris, France. It is played indoors at the AccorHotels Arena, in the neighborhood of Bercy. The event is part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.


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