Rafael Nadal must bring 'A' game agasint John Isner in Beijing

Rafael Nadal must bring 'A' game agasint John Isner in Beijing

Rafael Nadal must bring 'A' game agasint John Isner in Beijing

The world number one will play third seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria after his 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-2 win against Spain's Roberto Bautista-Agut.

Halep will become the first Romanian woman to achieve the feat.

But Kyrgios showed his best side for a Beijing crowd that lapped up his fearsome shot-making and showmanship.

'Tomorrow will be a tough one, for sure. Let's see. I'm going to try to play my best.

"I'm happy about the match today".

It was the third time in four meetings this season that Kyrgios has come out on top.

The unpredictable 22-year-old goes into the match against Nadal as one of the few men to beat the world number one in 2017, having knocked him out of the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters.

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The 16-times grand slam victor will take on Australian Nick Kyrgios in Sunday's final as the eighth seed progressed to his first final of the season after beating German second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-5 in the last four. That's important for me.

Nadal broke Isner's serve in the 9th game of the first set, which was the only break for the two players during the 104-minute fight.

"It is true that the calendar is tough, but at the same time it is true that Federer has 36 years, I think, I have 31, Novak 30, Andy 30, Nishikori, I don't know, 27".

She will face Petra Kvitova in the semi-finals.

She will meet the victor of the quarter-final between Ukrainian third seed Elina Svitolina and unseeded Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia. The Australian, eighth headlining, triumphed when his opponent Steve Darcis has abandoned because of pain in the neck when he fired from the back 6-0, 3-0.

Rafael Nadal will face Nick Kyrgios or Alexander Zverev in the China Open final after seeing off Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday.

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