Dimitrov raced in to unleash a backhand victor for a break point in the fourth game of the final set, but Nadal thwarted him again and claimed the decisive break to lead 4-2 before sealing yet another win.
"I have a tough match against Grigor and know I will have to play my best. but I am playing well".
"My team has worked really well in all parts of my game just to bring it up to the nice level that I can keep it up throughout every single week", he said.
Roger Federer, second-seeded behind Nadal, is also disposed quickly of the qualified Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-2.
The Croat did maintain his own flawless set record on Friday after beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 6-3, 6-4, and he'll be looking to add another Spanish conquest to his record when he faces Nadal in Shanghai on Saturday. "We'll see tomorrow if I can have another good day".
The 25th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas ended Cilic's streak of winning 21 service games in the sixth game of the second set. "Maybe this match-up was maybe a bit easier and I took my chances more".
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It is positive, as 56 investors sold MRK shares while 612 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 462 raised stakes. Trust Co reduced its holdings by shedding 4,476 shares a decrease of 5.5%. 111 funds opened positions while 603 raised stakes.
Police officer fatally shot in New Orleans East
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AT&T says hurricanes, earthquakes hurt third-quarter results
The company estimates capital expenditures in the $22 billion range, and free cash flow at the low end of the $18 billion range. AT&T expects almost 300,000 DirecTV Now net adds, though total United States video subscribers will fall by about 90,000.