Rafael Nadal celebrates after the win.© AFP
Rafael Nadal defied harm to beat Taylor Fritz and attain the Wimbledon semi-finals for an eighth time on Wednesday, preserving alive his dream of a calendar Grand Slam. The second seed misplaced the primary set and needed to take a medical time-out within the second however raised his sport to win 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10/4) in a match lasting 4 hours and 21 minutes. Nadal, a 22-time Grand Slam champion, will play Nick Kyrgios for a spot in Sunday’s remaining.
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