ATP Madrid: Novak Djokovic battles past hometown favourite Feliciano Lopez

However, after a bright start from the 20-year-old, tiredness kicked in as Cuevas, backed by a fervent support including Atletico Madrid duo Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann, roared back to win the second set 6-0.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion had break points in the fourth and sixth game of the first set, but had to settle for breaking Goffin's resolve in a tie-break.

The first game of the second set was by far the longest of the match and it was all or nothing fo Nick, hitting winners and unforced errors while Nadal waited patiently for his chance for an early break. "But I think by the French Open, or after the French Open, I'm going to have someone", he said.

Rafa Nadal set up an intriguing Madrid Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic by overcoming Belgian David Goffin 7-6 (3) 6-2 in a high-quality last-eight match on Friday.

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When Novak Djokovic collapsed in delight on a cloudy Parisian afternoon last June having just won the French Open, Roger Federer supporters began to worry that the Serb could break their man's grand slam record.

The poor weather in Madrid led to the roof at the Manolo Santana court being closed which took some of the effectiveness off Lopez's powerful serve, giving Djokovic an advantage in a tournament held at altitude where the ball is considered to fly faster than at other events.

If Thiem had the win of the day, surely Alexander Zverev had the line of the day when he determined that the reason he had a game to suit all surfaces was "just pure talent".

"If it's muscle pain then I can play, but the wrist is a risky part and it could lead to big issues if I push myself, so I chose not to play", he said.

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In a late night match played Tuesday, top seed Andy Murray also advanced to the third round with an easy 6-3, 6-4 victory over Romanian qualifier Marius Copil. "I don't want to put burden on my wrist".

Nadal was also taken to three sets before seeing off Fabio Fognini.

The world No.29 mixed his game up more in the second set and took it from a shell-shocked Nadal to force a decider.

"It's been feeling good, better than I expected", Nishikori told the media in Madrid. In the semi-final Novak came out without a fight because of injury to his opponent in the quarter finals Kay Nishikori, who withdrew from the tournament without leaving the court. But, as I said, it was quite a solid performance from both players, high quality. It was uncomfortable. I think before it wasn't so windy, but when I started playing it was a really very bad day.

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