Nadal breezes through to quarters at China Open

Rafael Nadal

The third-seeded Dimitrov, vice champion in the last season's race moves to the semifinals after beating the fifth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2.

Nadal is bidding to finish the year at the top of the rankings and his performances this year have been praised by Miles Maclagan.

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

The 16-time Grand Slam champion is expecting a hard match: "Tomorrow will be a tough one, for sure". "I played a great first set, in my opinion. I think I did the things that I want to do, and I did it well, so very happy". "I did just my game and my style, and I was very consistent and solid as well".

"When I have been in that position (injured), I don't remember the people talking that much about these things", Nadal said after defeating the 26-year-old Dimitrov in their semi-final. "Not important, (but) I am still feeling (it) a little bit by the way", Nadal, who attempted to wash the suspected fibre out with water, added with a smile.

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Goffin will next meet Argentine eighth seed Diego Schwartzman who eased past Steve Johnson of America 6-0, 7-5.

"My dream is true now, in that moment you can not believe 100 percent that it's happening, so I was in tears a little bit", she said.

World number eight Dimitrov battled back from a set down to force a decider, but lost his way as 31-year-old Nadal broke three times.

Elsewhere, Adrian Mannarino reeled off seven games in a row to oust top seed and previous favourite Marin Cilic in the Japan Open semi-final.

In the women's draw, france's Carolina Garcia has surprised the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, no. 3, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (6) during a match of almost three and a half hours.

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