Toronto: Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start, overcoming Marin Cilic 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 as the Spaniard’s chase for a long-sought ATP Masters title on hard court heated up.
The world number one reached the semifinals in Toronto and will next face Russian Karen Khachanov, who beat Robin Haase 6-3, 6-1. Nadal last won a title at this level on cement in 2013.
Stefanos Tsitsipas saved two match points to beat defending champion Alexander Zverev in their quarterfinal contest 3-6, 7-6(11), 6-4. The Greek teenager, who turns 20 on Sunday’s final day, beat his third straight top 10 opponent at the event after knocking out Dominic Thiem in the second round and 13-time major winner Novak Djokovic in the third.
(With inputs from AFP)