Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating John Isner of the United States during a men's singles quarterfinal match of the China Open tennis tournament held at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Rafael Nadal got some fiber from a tennis ball lodged in his eye but that did not stop the world No. 1 setting up a China Open semifinal Saturday with "great guy" Grigor Dimitrov.Nadal, 31, the 16-time Grand Slam champion, revved up a gear against Isner to surge through the second-set tiebreak, although there was concern at one point during the set when he appeared to be suffering an eye problem.Nadal will face a familiar figure in Dimitrov – the pair practiced together at Nadal's base in Mallorca before the U.S. Open, where the Spaniard won the title for a third time this year.Kvitova said with the end of the season in sight, many players are running on empty.
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