It was another thrilling run to the semi-finals for the Spaniard, with some exquisite shot-making along the way. Nadal said: "I think his return was better than my one this afternoon. I didn't receive well today. When that happens, he's in advantage, he's in the control of the match generally because you feel little bit more under pressure than him.
Even like this, I had, yeah, the early break in the third. I had a couple of mistakes in that moment. That have been a tough moment I needed to resist."