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Nadal reaches singles semifinals in Chile

Updated: February 8, 2013, 10:24 PM ET
Associated Press

VINA DEL MAR, Chile -- Rafael Nadal tested his sore left knee with a pair of matches on Friday, defeating fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-1, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the VTR Open, then advancing in the doubles tournament as well.

Nadal, who is returning to the tour after seven months off due to the knee injury, teamed with Juan Monaco to post a 6-3, 6-4 victory against the Argentine pair of Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer.

The twin wins meant Nadal had played five matches ...

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