Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Nicolas Almagro of Spain, during a Rio Open tennis match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Silvia Izquierdo

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Rio Open on Friday without hitting a shot

February 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Rio Open on Friday without hitting a shot.

The top seed moved on after his quarterfinal opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine withdrew before the clay-court match with a shoulder injury.

Guido Pella of Argentina reached the semis beating Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 5-7, 6-1, 7-5.

Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay was leading Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-4, 2-4 when a downpour suspended their quarterfinal.

No. 2-seeded David Ferrer was to face Dominic Thiem in a late quarterfinal.

On the women's side of the ATP-WTA event, Petra Martic of Croatia defeated No. 6 Lara Arruabarrena 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 to reach the semifinals. No. 3 Danka Kovinic was the only seed left in the field.

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