Rafael Nadal of Spain waves to his supporters after his defeat by Gregor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the men's singles quarterfinals of the China Open tennis tournament at the Diamond Court in Beijing, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Rafael Nadal crashed out of the China Open quarterfinals to 20th-ranked Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov Friday as Andy Murray swept into his 11th semi of the season.Despite two breaks in the first set, the 14-time Grand Slam champion was unable to keep his serve and Dimitrov kept the pressure on for a 6-2, 6-4 victory – his first over the Spaniard.Nadal, 30, is approaching the end of his second consecutive season without a Slam title since he won his first aged 19 at Roland Garros in 2005 .Murray, meanwhile, beat Davis Cup teammate Kyle Edmund to keep his hopes of dethroning Novak Djokovic for year-end No. 1 alive.A double fault by Kvitova turned the first set in Keys' favor but it was the Czech's 32 unforced errors to Keys' 25 that ultimately decided the semifinal place.
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