World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, was beaten for the first time in the last one year on the clay court, when Dominic Thiem of Austria defeated him 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open.
Defending champion Nadal came here after winning the Monte Carlo Cup and Barcelona Cup. Théim also restricted his campaign of winning more than 50 sets in a run.
After this result, Roger Federer will now be on top of the ATP rankings will be released on Monday. Now Thiém will face Kevin Andersen of South Africa in Semifinal.
Canadian star tennis player Denis Shapovalov on Friday night beat Britain’s number one tennis player Kyle Edmond in the quarter-finals. Edmond, who finished 22nd in the world ranking, had defeated Novak Djokovic of Serbia in his last match.
In the third and deciding set of the match between Shapovalov and Edmond, Shapovalov won the set 6-4 and won the match 7-5, 6-7, 6-4 as well. With this win he entered the next round. In the semi-finals, Shapovalova will face Alexander Zverev Jr. of Germany.
|Denis Shapovaloc bt K Edmond 7-5, 6-7, 6-4|
|D Thiem bt R Nadal 7-5, 6-3|
|K Anderson bt D Lajovic 7-6, 3-6, 6-3|
|P kvitova bt K. Plíšková 7-6, 6-3||P. Kvitová bt D. Kasatkina 6-4, 6-0|
|K. Bertens bt C. Garcia 6-2, 6-2|