No extra pressure for No 1 crunch match: Rafael Nadal

Current China Open champion Djokovic has spent 101 weeks at number one, but can only remain top of the rankings if he reclaims his title and if Nadal fails to reach the final.

updated: October 04, 2013 21:16 IST
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Beijing: World number two Rafael Nadal said on Friday he felt no extra pressure heading into a semi-final at the China Open which could see him return to the top of the men's rankings.

The number two seed in Beijing staged an extraordinary comeback against Fabio Fognini in his quarter-final match to keep alive his hopes of unseating Novak Djokovic at the top spot.

Djokovic, meanwhile, powered through his match with American Sam Querrey to set up a clash with France's Richard Gasquet, who sent third seed Spaniard David Ferrer crashing out 6-3, 6-4.

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