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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Tennis

Nadal reaches semis in Chile
AFP
Vina Del Mar, Chile, February 09, 2013
First Published: 23:03 IST(9/2/2013)
Last Updated: 23:06 IST(9/2/2013)

Rafael Nadal, playing his first event after a seven-month injury layoff, advanced to the semifinals of the $410,200 Vina del Mar ATP claycourt tournament with a straight-sets triumph on Friday.

The 11-time Grand Slam champion from Spain ousted seventh-seeded countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-1, 6-4.

Top seed Nadal will face either French third seed Jeremy Chardy or Italian sixth seed Paolo Lorenzi for a spot in the final.

Until this week, Nadal had not played since a shock second-round exit from Wimbledon in June.


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