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Nadal overcomes eye complaint

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Tournament favourite Rafael Nadal overcame an eye injury to advance into the China Open semi-finals on Friday.

The world No 1 beat John Isner 6-4 7-6 (7-0) despite earlier being troubled with his sight to extend his winning run to 10 matches.

"Just something came to my eye, that's all," said Nadal, who is chasing a sixth title this year.

"I think it was just a hair or something, a hair from the tennis ball. It was bothering me for a while.

"Not important, (but) I am still feeling (it) a little bit by the way."

Nadal will face Grigor Dimitrov in the semi-finals, while Nick Kyrgios also qualified for the final four. Krygios was leading 6-0 3-0 when opponent Steve Darcis retired injured, and he will face Alexander Zverev in the next round.

Elsewhere, top seed Marin Cilic cruised into the Japan Open semi-finals with a 6-2 6-0 win against Ryan Harrison.

Cilic struck 11 aces in a dominant victory and will next face Adrian Mannarino while David Goffin meets Diego Schwartzman.

Goffin, chasing his second consecutive title after winning in Shenzhen last week, saw off Richard Gasquet 7-5 6-2 and Schwartzman was a 6-0 7-5 winner over Steve Johnson.

The Japan Open is live on Sky Sports from 5am on Saturday, and the China Open is live from 9:30am.

Sky Sports Tennis will have all the action from the ATP China Open, Japan Open and Shanghai Masters before the action heads to Paris.

The Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan and season-ending extravaganza World Tour Finals at London's O2 in November end another memorable year which will covered via our website www.skysports.com/tennis with live blogs and updates as the season reaches its climax.

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