Nadal eliminates Dimitrov, to play for 11th Monte Carlo title

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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 21 (IANS) World No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain beat Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday, advancing to fight for his 11th title at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

In the final, Nadal will meet Japanese Kei Nishikori, who defeated Alexander Zverev of Germany 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Nadal needed one hour and 29 minutes to beat world No. 5 Dimitrov, reports Efe.

The next match is to be Nadal’s 12th final in 13 trips to Monte-Carlo, of which he won the title 10 times.

The Spanish star lost in the 2013 final and was eliminated in the 2015 semifinals, both times to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.

–IANS

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