Shanghai Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semi-finals and ties with Agassi record

World number one Rafael Nadal beat Grigor Dimitrov to register his 15th consecutive win and reach the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

The Spaniard won 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 in two hours and 35 minutes.

Nadal, who has never won the title in Shanghai, will face fourth seed Marin Cilic in the last four.

World number five Cilic secured his place in the semi-finals with a routine victory over Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

The Croat, who has yet to drop a set in this year’s tournament, served 10 aces as he registered a 6-3 6-4 win.

By beating Grigor Dimitrov in Shanghai quarter-finals, Rafa Nadal ties Andre Agassi in career’s matches won.

Connors 1256
Federer 1121
Lendl 1068
Vilas 929
McEnroe 877
Agassi 870
NADAL 870

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