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Rafael Nadal outlasts Roger Federer

Updated: August 16, 2013, 11:52 PM ET
Associated Press

MASON, Ohio -- The vintage rematch ended with Rafael Nadal pumping his arms after a final forehand. He was a little bit better than old nemesis Roger Federer once again.

Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over Federer on Friday night, a vintage rematch that reinforced their head-to-head standings for now.

Nadal improved to 21-10 against his top rival, including wins all of their three matches this year. A close match came down ...

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