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Nadal rallies to beat Fognini in Montreal

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. Rafael Nadal of Spain, runs for the ball to return to Fabio Fognini of Italy, during quarter-finals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal on Friday.

AFP, Montreal :
Rafael Nadal needed a set to get adjusted before unloading on Fabio Fognini for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory and a place in the ATP Montreal Masters semi-finals.
Nadal, who won his fourth title in Canada a year ago, needed almost two hours on Friday to overcome the Italian veteran who shocked him on clay at Monte Carlo in April.
"It was an up-and-down match, but a positive match for me because I played better and better as it went on," Nadal said.
"I lost the first set feeling that I was not playing badly. Things were just going too fast.
"Things happen quickly here because the court is fast. Sometimes in the first set, the player who is taking advantage has the adrenaline very high.
"It's difficult to quickly stop that momentum."
World number two Nadal was the only major seed to survive a quarter-final cull after defeats for Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev.
Gael Monfils and Roberto Bautista Agut, meanwhile, were delayed by steady rain that began as they took the court for the last quarter-final.
Austrian second seed Thiem, coming off an emotional home victory in Kitzbuehel last week, hit the wall in a 6-3, 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Russia's eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev.
Number three Zverev was unable to make an impression on Russian sixth seed Karen Khachanov, losing 6-3, 6-3 in 74 minutes.
Zverev suffered the first blemish on what had been a perfect 7-0 record in Montreal after winning the 2017 edition in his maiden visit to the city, which alternates with Toronto as host venue each year.

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