Nadal, Tsonga to meet in semifinals
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 during a 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. ...
Read full story