Nadal into Rio semis

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Nadal into Rio semis

Rafael Nadal has advanced to the semi-finals of the Rio Open without hitting a shot.

The top seed moved on after his quarter-final opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine withdrew before the clay-court match with a shoulder injury.

Guido Pella of Argentina reached the semis beating Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 5-7 6-1 7-5.

Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay was leading Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-4, 2-4 when a downpour suspended their quarter-final.

Second seed David Ferrer was to face Dominic Thiem in a late quarter-final.

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