Rafa started strongly to conquer a fast 4-1 lead after breaking Dimitrov in the 4th game (3-1). However, the Bulgarian refused to fold to break back in the 7th game (4-3) to then hold and make it even (4-4). Unfortunately for Grigor that was the end of it since Rafa conquered 8 of the following 9 games to win 6-4 6-1 and that was the same scoreline that Nadal defeated Dimitrov last year in the semifinal in Principality. The match ended after 94 minutes, and Nadal now leads Dimitrov 12-1 in head to head matches.
Head to head Rafael Nadal vs. Guido Pella
Rafa will face Guido Pella in the quarters. The head to head is 2-0 for Nadal that has never conceded more than 3 games per set to the Argentine.
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