Nadal, Tsonga to face off in Monte Carlo semifinal
MONACO -- Rafael Nadal edged Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 Friday to win his 45th straight match at the Monte Carlo Masters and reach the semifinals.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic had less trouble with Jarkko Nieminen, beating the Finnish veteran 6-4, 6-3. Djokovic won despite a balky right ankle, which the Serb twisted two weeks ago a during Davis Cup match against the United States.
"I didn't feel the ankle was bothering me today," Djokovic said. "We played a lot of long rallies. I'm ...
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