World No.1 Rafael Nadal has marched into the semifinals of Australian Open 2009 after defeating sixth seed Gilles Simon 6-2 7-5 7-5 on Wednesday night.
Rafael Nadal will be facing Verdasco in semifinals.
Nadal served at 66 per cent for the match, and had five double faults
Simon hit 42 winners to Nadal’s 29, but made 41 unforced errors to the Frenchman’s 24
Nadal won 13 of the 15 points when he came to the net; Simon was successful with 19 of his 29 net approaches
The world No.1 capitalised on seven of his 12 break point opportunities; Simon went 3-for-7 on break point chances
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