Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns the ball to Roberto Carballes during the Barcelona Open tennis tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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World No. 5 Grigor Dimitrov survived an almighty scare against outsider Malek Jaziri Thursday to edge into the Barcelona Open quarterfinals beating the Tunisian 7-5 3-6 7-6 (8) following a nail-biting tiebreak. Top seed Rafa Nadal, who has won the tournament 10 times, also reached the last eight after dispatching compatriot Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1 6-3 and claiming a record-extending 40th consecutive set on clay.Fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-2 4-6 7-6 (8-6) in an another thrilling three-setter that had fans on the Rafael Nadal court watching the world No. 1 turning their heads toward the action unfolding on the adjacent Court One.
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