Muguruza and Nadal continue their journey
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Garbine Muguruza has needed two hours and 45 minutes — the longest of his three matches of the tournament — to ensure the victory.
Mason, Ohio — Garbine Muguruza has held head to Svetlana Kuznetsova and will be the four aces at the tournament in Cincinnati with a victory of 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.
The champion of Wimbledon has ensured to participate in the second semi-final in a row in Cincinnati with the help of a forehand deep in the corner that Kuznetsova has returned into the net.
In the men’s favourite, Rafael Nadal, has accessed the quarter-finals by virtue of his victory 7-6 (1), 6-2 at the expense of his fellow spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. This match was to be played Thursday but he has never started due to rain.
Nadal, whose record is 4-0 career against Ramos-Vinolas, will face Nick Kyrgios, who recovered after losing the first set and eventually won, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 to face Ivo Karlovic in a match also cancelled the day before.
Muguruza has needed two hours and 45 minutes — the longest of his three matches of the tournament — to ensure the victory. It occurs less than 24 hours after needing two hours and 18 minutes on the court and erased three match points to defeat Madison Keys in the knockout stages.
Kutznetsova, double champion in the Grand Slam and the player the most aged of the women’s draw at the age of 32, has spent eight minutes on the court in his two previous games combined.