Rafael Nadal through to doubles semi-final in Chile

The former No. 1-ranked Nadal moved easily around the court, showing no signs his left knee was bothering him.

updated: February 08, 2013 11:38 IST
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Vina del Mar, Chile: Rafael Nadal's knee held up for a third straight day as he won a doubles match at the VTR Open on Thursday, and he will get twice the workout on Friday.

The Spaniard teamed with Juan Monaco to reach the doubles semifinals with a 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory over Guillaume Ruffin and Filippo Volandri; his third match in three days after being away from the game for seven months with an ailing left knee and a stomach virus.

Nadal will play fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the singles quarterfinals on Friday, and is scheduled to play later the same day in doubles with Monaco against Argentines Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer.

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